• Icons of Beauty

    Beauty… often best described with wordless wonder. We all recognize beauty for it somehow finds resonance in us. Beauty is not something we simply observe … its something we enter into. It disrupts our indifference and draws us to what is worth pursuing.

    We can all recognize the beauty in this scene. Yet, we also know that this scene does not capture all that beauty is. Beauty is never exhausted by any one picture, form or definition. Beauty cannot be mastered but unreservedly offers itself in friendship; it can never be controlled but continually invites us to participate in its own reality. It does not subject itself to any one concept or any form of control, nevertheless it reveals itself unexpectedly and gives itself continuously to all who are ready to simply be astonished.
    …God and beauty have much in common.

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  • Coffee Conversations – Undefining God with Rod Williams

    It is easy for our concepts of God to become God for us. When this happens it can be devastating when our ideas are proven wrong. In this series Mary-Anne and I converse with a number of friends, asking this simple question: What ideas of God have you believed that were completely inversed?

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  • Idols and Icons

    God and concepts of God are not the same. When this distinction is not recognized it is easy for our concepts to become idols … and so ironically it can often be our very concepts of God that keeps us from experiencing God.

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  • Why the Growing Expectation for a Coming Messiah?

    Israel’s expectation for a Messiah did not fall out of the sky, they developed during their journeys and so are intricately linked to their history. Here we look at some of the influences that shaped the kind of deliverer they yearned for … influences that still shape our hope for a coming God.

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