Can ‘created’ communities thrive?

One of the questions I’m asking in this series is can ‘created’ communities thrive? This question is a little grandiose, but hear me out. In my experience of roughly 10-15 very different  and wide-ranging experiences of Christian community, only one...

On Creating Community

Ruth and I have been chatting a lot lately about community, and more specifically, can/should communities be created? I have had an experience which has lead me to believe we’ve got it all wrong, and I’m inclined nowadays toward organic community. That is...

Defending Christian Art

There is a good conversation brewing at PostmodernLandscape.com about defending Christian art in church and Christian communities. If you don’t already know, PostmodernLandscape.com is the discussion website for readers of the series of books by Geoff Hall...

The Elusive Mystery

This post is a follow-up to The Dance of Mystery. The Mystery is not something that can be created. It is something that already exists, yet can be nurtured. Indeed it must be nurtured in creating good art. Mystery is the secret ingredient to good art, but it cannot...