In case you didn’t know, there is a wonderfully diverse group of writers, poets, artists and podcasters who are reimagining the church over on a new Presbyterians Today blog. This is the description from the blog:
We are storytellers. We are everyday Presbyterians who want to talk honestly about the future of the church. We are part of a creative team commissioned by Presbyterians Today to ask questions about who’s getting a platform to speak and who’s not. And this is our canvas.
This is a holy place for reflection—a safe place to talk and grow as disciples of Christ. Here you’ll find writing, art, videos, and podcasts. Some of it will be bilingual. Some will be collaborative projects, bringing together artist and wordsmith. All of it will push the boundaries of what passes for conversation in the church and will, we hope, inspire us to dream bigger when it comes to the gospel. Our opinions are ours alone; they do not represent the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or Presbyterians Today. Our thoughts may sometimes be messy; they may make you feel uncomfortable. They are not meant to be the last word. They are an invitation. So, come, paint with us!
I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this group. My part of the blog is called Scribbling Outside the Lines: Playing beyond the boundaries in hopes of finding God and inspiration. It’s a space where I contribute monthly either a written piece or some art.
In my first post, I talked about transition and new beginnings. In my second post, I shared a reflection after the Charleston shootings, and created this piece of art called Nine.
And in my most recent post, I wrote some more about mental illness, and specifically why I think pastors need to be preaching about mental illness from the pulpit.
I hope you’ll come on over to Reimagining the Church and join the conversation space being created.