our week of stuff on spirituality, imagination and culture is half over. it is such an essential combination of things that i feel compelled to work out how we will plant seeds of this peculiar trinity of connections. i keep coming back to dave gibbons comment about how church/mission developments at the moment seem to involve artists/creators, entrepreneurs, and community development people. its a brilliant insight from him. and i cant leave this stuff alone. indeed, it seems to keep me half-in and half-out of the church, and thats fine by me. and also looking for the rest of this trinity.
day #2 of 'a spirit of wonder' started with a session by steve taylor on intuitive leadership, then a lunchtime conversation with cheryl lawrie about spirituality and creativity. [i'd happily give you a summary but I was next door setting up the fringe thing.] then jonny baker led an afternoon on 'fresh expressions' at citysoul, with some input from citysoul pastor tim hein, hosted by steve. from all the feedback, good, varied, insightful, relevant conversations.
day #3 just finished. we launched 'the landscape of desire' last night, and I'm awaiting jonny's photos online (my soon-to-be-replaced-macbookpro just died and deleted some of mine). the church is an excellent space to work with in many ways (and in others not). enough people coming in each night to feel that its worthwhile (whatever that means!). here's the first review at talkfringe.
Wonderful, transports you to another place & invites you on a journey of hope, reflection, beauty & yearning. The lovingly created environment provides an opportunity to explore at your own pace & depth. Highly recommended. An amazing experience & an honour to attend.
SO ADELAIDE PEOPLE COME ALONG. IT'S FREE. PILGRIM UC. THURS 12-2PM, 7.30-9.30PM, FRI 7.30-9.30PM
I'm in the role of event-man this week, missing sessions and making sure it all happens. i'm embarrassed to have such brilliant people giving so much.
photo: salt-water on iphone