Creative Invitation: Crystallize Meaning

During Advent, the time for Christians where they are preparing for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we will be running a creative invitation based on scripture that are in the common daily reading plan for many Christian traditions.

I would like to invite people to pick a day and sponsor it.

What that means is, if you are a photographer, maybe you would like to choose a day such as December 10 where the focus in on the poor and needy being refreshed with water. That leaves a lot of room open for various images. On December 10, then we would post your photo here with the scripture and have an invitation to those around the world to offer their response via posting a link to their own blog! You would be leading the community on that particular day!

Is it necessary to be Christian?

No. It is sacred scripture for Christians, so please respect it. But you can approach it from your tradition (or from no tradition). The emphasis is on creative response and crystallizing meaning as it pertains to your path. Advent is also the beginning of the Christian calendar year, so a theme of beginning again is also in play.

Is it possible to peak at the scripture?

Yes! The scripture choices are posted here.

What is a creative response?

Photography, artwork, mandala, essay, poems (and the many types there are), music, drama. Something that re-imagines what the words are saying and crystallizes meaning. The meaning may be a traditional point-of-view or it may be something that turns us upside down!

RSVP and Technicalities

Please contact me at cloakedmonk@outlook.com to negotiate the day or days you would like to sponsor. Deadline for submissions: November 10, 2013. I will ask you for your choice of scripture(s), a brief bio (2-3 sentences), any links you want to make to blogs or other things, and, of course, your submission(s).

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8 comments

  1. Jamie Dedes said on October 1, 2013
    Would you like to do this on Bardo or do you want me to? I think it's a lovely idea. Thanks, Terri.
    1. Terri said on October 1, 2013
      I'd love to do this on Bardo! Tell me when you'd like me to put it up. Thanks!
  2. Jamie Dedes said on October 1, 2013
    I've nothing scheduled for December, so go ahead and pick the day you'd like us lead and just let me know so that I don't schedule something else that day. Thanks!
    1. Terri said on October 1, 2013
      I will actually let you lead if that is ok!
      1. Jamie Dedes said on October 1, 2013
        Okay. Will do. Let me think about it and I'll get back to you.
    2. Jamie Dedes said on October 1, 2013
      ... who is "we" by the way?
      1. Terri said on October 1, 2013
        Me, Ruth Jewell, and Michelle Conklin. I should define that better.
        1. Jamie Dedes said on October 1, 2013
          Thanks! :-)

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