Why do we modern Christians not have “visions” anymore? Would we even act on the message of the “vision” like Peter’s actions in this weeks Lesson (Act 16:9-15)? Have we adults lost the ability to see the visual and sometimes not “rational” world of our spirituality? In this week’s Pulpit To Pew, Reverend Gibson suggests that we should see the world and church services through the eyes and open mind of a child. We should make room for the Holy Spirit by offering up drawing, art, music even gardening as a way of prayerful action to God. Using Lynda Berry’s “The Unthinkable Mind” approach, being mindful of God’s presence in scripture, church services, and the details of our life could create an openness and new view of the joyous wonders of God and his works. Johnny shares his love and benefits of sketchnoting in the pews plus his St. Clare of Assisi Patron Saint of Television plastic glow in the dark miniature novelty statue.
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
On This Episode:
> What is Rogation Sunday?
> Episcopal prayers for commerce, industry and harvests
> The Tree of Life
> Who was Lydia, the Macedonian cloth merchant
> Modern day visions = crazy
> Episcopal mysticism – pursuit of contact with a spiritual truth not in the rational perception
> Experiencing Scripture and Mass with the open mind of a child
> Should we have adult coloring books in the pews?
> Opening yourself o hearing and experiencing a whole body service
> Making space for a the “advocate” – the Holy Spirit
> The Unthinkable Mind and world of Lynda Berry
> The process of making visions make sense of “visions” to the modern church congregation
> The Master and His Emissary (the right and left brain)
> Scientific proof of God as seen by The Story of God and Morgan Friedman
> Icons and their place in religious tradition, language, and worship
> The tug of war between faith & proof
> The spiritual crisis of mid-life
> How church can and needs to be fun
> The importance of stimulating and engaging teens in Church,Services, and Scripture
> Why Reverend Gibson uses Twitter to know more about Beyonce and her Lemonade song?
> The double aged sword & energy working with young people
Pulpit To Pew is a discussion between priest (Rev.Beverly Gibson) and parishioner (Johnny Gwin) on the weekly lessonsand readings.
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