I’ve been absent from the blog world for a few weeks due to my move from Colorado to New Jersey to begin serving as a preacher/minister with the Randolph Church of Christ. It was an eventful move where nothing went as we had planned but we arrived safely in Dover, so all is well.
I hope to get back in the rhythm of regular blogging as well as reading other blogs that I have links too. As I start blogging again, I hope to keep sharing reflections from scripture and life as I try to practice theology and missiology in the real world…often doing a lousy job at it. I hope and expect that some of these reflections will be things that are happening with the ministry the Randolph congregation is involved in.
In the meantime, I will leave you with a great paragraph from the introduction in An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor:
“In a world of too much information about almost everything, bodily practices can provide great relief. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger – these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone. In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life.” (p. xviii)