A Missional Purpose Statement

A Missional Purpose Statement

Winter’s icy grip has melted away. Spring has sprung. Easter is almost here. Perhaps it is the increased vitamin D from the vernal sun. Perhaps it is a few recent positive conversations with colleagues. Perhaps it is the projects I’ve been feverishly working on....
Why Are We Doing a Community Mural?

Why Are We Doing a Community Mural?

Why would a church be interested in a giant paint-by-number project? Imagine an 18’ x 10’ canvas, divided into twelve 3’ x 5’ panels. Now imagine that each of these canvas panels is covered with random shapes, drawn in sharpie marker. Each shape has a number written...
Finding Our Way Through Lent

Finding Our Way Through Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the official beginning of Lent. Many of us will attend a worship service today where someone will smear black ashes mixed with oil on our forehead and say, “Remember that from dust you came and to dust you will return.” What...
Should A Pastor Be An Artist?

Should A Pastor Be An Artist?

Should a pastor be an artist? Can a pastor be a cartoonist (is cartooning even art)? Isn’t a pastor’s job to focus on the people and the business of a congregation? There are hurting people to visit in the hospital, a neighborhood to engage, meetings and staff to...
Painting to Meditate

Painting to Meditate

Part of A Deep Life is finding ways to meditate. I find painting a very helpful way to slow down, focus my mind, and release my spirit to listen to God. I really love painting in Procreate on the iPad Pro. The cool thing about this app is that you can export the video...
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