“I first wrote my new name, yesterday, in Annie Dillard’s For the Time Being. It’s the name I’ll use after my divorce. I wonder here, as a teacher and a voice for the tribe of the faithful, should I mark only shining hours? This isn’t one of them.”
“A Christening, A Handle, A Call: A New Name” on Ruminate’s blog today.
Ruminate, besides being a beautiful journal focused on serious consideration of faith and art, has been a steady supporter of my work. I’d like to return the favor.
Ruminate needs to raise $60,000 by Friday or they will close in December.
If you donate to their Art Matters: Keep Ruminate Alive! campaign I’ll match it.
I’ve got $500 here in matching funds, so– in support of a contemplative forum for faith and art, and the power of community support– please make a gift. When you do, let me know and I’ll match it.
And, just think, then you can add “art patron” to your resume.
When church is hollow and art is not, when vows are cold and temptation is hot, how do we reconcile a life abundant?
Interrogating passion, gifts, tests and who gets to measure in this month’s Ruminate post.
This January, I’m one of twenty artists participating in the Contemplative Collaboration Project– where a musician, visual artist and writer collaborated to create work that contemplates some aspect of God or the spiritual journey.
The pieces have been rotating through gallery space at Woodland Hills Church each weekend this month. The entire show will be exhibited Friday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. where you can experience all the collaborations together and hear from some of the artists.
Take a peek at the video for more information (and for proof that I’m much more comfortable on paper than on film).
I’d love you see you there–