I enjoy photography, both digital photos and old-school black and white using infrared film or my toy Chinese camera, the Holga. My wife and daughter and I also enjoy travel and the outdoors.
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
Getting beyond the church walls to make a difference in our community by living into to being what we are—Christ's Body.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
I think the Anglican expression of the Christian faith speaks to many people deeply through its ancient practices. The opportunity is to let people know that there is a different way to follow Jesus than being in lock-step with how Christianity is sometimes portrayed to non-Christians.
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
A place to share what's working, what's energizing and to see where the church is headed.
Frank, thanks so much...I am an avid reader of your blog -- you are doing some amazing things at your church and it is clear that you have a deep love and affection for the people with whom you are serving ...
Chuck Palahniuk's rather disturbing book, Diary, helped me to see how all art is autobiographical. Decide to paint St. George and the Dragon. That choice is your choice. The size of the canvas, the colors. Every decision is autobiographical. In the end it could look like a lot of other paintings of St. George and the Dragon and that would be your autobiographical statement, or it could look like no one elses and that too is a statement. So for a person of faith, can there be any art of any kind that is not something of art for faith's sake?
Put another way...a favorite epitaph of mine is the one that said, "Here lies John Smythe (or some similar name) who cobbled shoes in this town for 42 years to the glory of God."
So if you create art for art's sake, that too can be for the glory of God and is that different in kind from art for faith's sake?
Having a great time with it. Real breath of fresh air for me. Tons of fun. Glad you dig the website. We're trying to beef it up a bit. Just finished a first album of original thad's music. Should have another by the summer. Hope all is well with you.