From Each Brave Eye: Reflections on the Arts, Ministry, and Holy Imagination

From Each Brave Eye: Reflections on the Arts, Ministry, and Holy Imagination

by Michael Sares
     
 
All too often, the metaphors and methods that we apply to the work of the church are those of bureaucracy and business—Robert’s Rules and sales pitches for salvation. Yet many who take the church seriously, ordained ministers and laity alike, yearn for something more. They seek to carve out in their ministries a space for beauty. From Each Brave Eye is a

Overview

All too often, the metaphors and methods that we apply to the work of the church are those of bureaucracy and business—Robert’s Rules and sales pitches for salvation. Yet many who take the church seriously, ordained ministers and laity alike, yearn for something more. They seek to carve out in their ministries a space for beauty. From Each Brave Eye is a collection of essays by men and women committed to the work of the church and to exploring the intersection between theological reflection and artistic expression. These essays grow out of a common conviction that the human imagination can be sanctified, and that creative engagement with a variety of artists—from Wendell Berry and Richard Russo, to Five Iron Frenzy and Tim Burton—can provide nourishment and life to the contemporary church.

Entries include:

Michael Sares (with Dave Meserve) on Greek Orthodox icons and holy imagination.
Timoth W. Ross on Wendell Berry and the least of these.
Debra Dean Murphy on poetry and the theological task.
Derek L. Penwell on The Empire Grill and community building.
Erik W. Dailey on Five Iron Frenzy and faithful living in a broken world.
Meredith A. Holladay on the Indigo Girls and social justice.
Tom M. Trinidad on Big Fish and our Christian stories.
Todd Edmondson on contemporary film and John Howard Yoder.
Katie Mulligan on salsa dancing and welcoming with discomfort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015947458
Publisher:
Shook Foil Books
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
403 KB

Meet the Author

The Rev. Erik W. Dailey is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Executive Editor at Shook Foil Books.

The Rev. Dr. Todd Edmondson is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church in Erwin, Tennessee and an occasional professor at Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary.

The Rev. Dr. Meredith Holladay is the Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation at First Baptist Church, Lawrence, Kansas.

Dave Meserve is the director of Urban Skye, an organization that promotes spirituality and the arts.

The Rev. Katie Mulligan is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and a youth pastor for four churches in and around Trenton, New Jersey and is also a chaplain at Rider University.

Debra Dean Murphy is assistant professor of religious studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The Rev. Dr. Derek Penwell is senior minister of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a lecturer in Humanities at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Timothy W. Ross is pastor of the Hopwood Memorial Christian Church at Milligan College, TN and Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries at Emmanuel Christian Seminary.

Michael Sares is the founding pastor of Scum of the Earth Church in Denver, Colorado and the author of Pure Scum: The Left-Out, the Right-Brained, and the Grace of God.

The Rev. Dr. Tom M. Trinidad holds a PhD from The University of Notre Dame, pastors a Presbyterian church, and serves the Presbyterian Church (USA) as Vice-Moderator of the General Assembly.

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