Choose one facet of creation that you love – birds, trees, weather, soil, water, light, children, sex, aging, sleep. Observe it, think about it, learn about it every chance you can, with this question in mind: if this element of creation was my only Bible, what would it tell me about God? (p.6).
Today we started a new “series” in the Coffeehouse Service. I have made a commitment to read this year Brian McLaren’s new book, We Make the Road by Walking: a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation. This book is an attempt to present a re-reading of the Scriptures and its great themes, which traditional lectionaries don’t offer. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide and individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth. I am taking on the challenge. Maybe you would like to do so as well.
It is available in hardback ($25), kindle ($12.99) or audio book ($20.95) formats. Let me know if you would like me to order a copy for you.
Today we began at the beginning with creation – not so much in terms of science, but in terms of awe and wonder! We had an opportunity to talk about our experiences of awe, our “most beautiful place in the world,” and why we like it. For me, hearing about these places was like going there, or returning there, and noticing God show up all over again. Thank you for your stories.
Tell each other about what you learn!
Laugh and Celebrate!