Do Something Beautiful
Richard Beck posted this reflection of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with her hair and the idea of a Christian aesthetic. It’s inspiring.
From the blog:
More and more, I’ve come to describe my faith in similar terms, in aesthetic terms. Some things in the world–big global things and small things I notice during the day–I find beautiful. Other things I find ugly. And more, I try to live in a beautiful way. And in a way that has artistic integrity. And behind all these judgments is an aesthetic that is distinctively Christian.
Greg confesses his own early insecurities as a church leader and shares some of the insights that helped free him from destructive thinking. Episode 568 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0568.mp3
A review by Dan Kent I’m a big fan of Terri Churchill’s art. There is fire in her light. What gets illuminated was meant to be illuminated. Darkness is always present, but always knows its place. Every living thing is a vessel of peace. There’s no smugness or harshness in even the most righteous of…
Neal Fowler via Compfight Here’s a post from a year ago from Elizabeth Esther on What NOT to say to someone struggling with their faith. Historically, the church has been a very unsafe place for people expressing doubts or struggles. Let’s be safer than this. From the blog post: “Don’t throw the baby out with…
Greg originally posted some thoughts on Islam here. In this video, he discusses some responses he received, and further thoughts on a Kingdom posture toward Muslims.
Here’s a 6 minute meditation on gratitude by Louie Schwartzberg. Take our word for it. It’s worth the time.
Are you inadvertently appealing to magic when you listen for God’s voice? Greg continues his series on hearing and responding to God by pointing out the difference between communion with God and Christian magic. You can view the previous videos here and here and here.