Ideas and dreams
WARNING: CREATIVITY AHEAD! SLIPPERY WHEN SLOPED!
One of the questions I like to use as a ‘get to know you’ in a new group is this: When and if you cook or bake, do you follow the recipe exactly? Every time?
I have learned about myself that recipe-following is hard for me. Very hard. I MUST IMPROVISE. And liturgies are like recipes…
What this indicates, I believe, about myself, is that I have a need to be creative. I have a restlessness with status quo. I have an overactive right brain, and a lazy left, just the reverse of my eyes. This page is just a place where I will be saving some of my ideas and tweaking and developing them from time to time.
I am learning also that as an ideas person who doesn’t have much courage in trying them out, I need to find people who spark naturally on the ideas, who see the sense of them, who are inspired by them, but who are also going to be helpful in turning taking them out of my right brain and helping me make them something that actually happens in real life. Such is my struggle.
So here are a few, in order of their ‘bigness’ or frequency of coming to mind, or sense of urgency. If the title of it is a different colour, then it has a link to more detail.
1. What I call “GenRev”
2. “So! Hmmm” Youtube series of videos (This one I hope to actually do before writing about it here) I just need to finish the script and get hold of a video camera and a few props…
3. The Multi-camera interface table
4. Secret worshipers church evaluation service, sort of like my “Visiting a church” posts but then done as a paid service with specific criteria. (Since having this idea and writing the posts I’ve found that this is already being done, as a business).
ATTEMPTS AT CREATIVE WRITING
Every now and then I do some creative writing as well. This first piece was really a therapeutic, indirect way of expressing some thoughts about my departure from a church I served. Read both versions (the intent was to come up with three editions but I did not finish) and note the change of perspective. But what does NOT change? There are also some parts that will make more sense if you know the history of that congregation, if you know the language of the Natural Church Development survey, and some parts will likely be caught only if read aloud. It’s called SeaWorthy II. I hope you enjoy it.