This week I am still recovering from The Idea Camp, so I am assuming doodling this in staff meeting this morning reflects the ideas bursting in my head right now. Or, maybe you can tell me if I am sane or not with this one?
“Epiphany 2009” That is what author Ian Morgan Cron wrote inside the flap of the book he authored, Chasing Francis as I handing it to him for an autograph. I am pretty sure I had an epiphany of sorts at the Eucharist he and Randy Elrod performed as part of one of our cre:ate think tank sessions. Let me share a couple things before I share what happened. I will not go into the doctrinal intricacies of the Eucharist and shatter my own Evangelical construct for communion here since really that is not my point at all. The Lord’s Table has always had great meaning for me. But, something more happened this time with the beauty of the ritual of the Eucharist that did not dilute my thinking of my prior experiences. In fact, this experience greatly added to it. For me as a more mystically wired musician, my upbringing as an avowed Evangelical enriches me to this day with powerful reasoning, life-changing doctrines and value for the authority of scripture. This very foundation leaves room for a mystical side, even though many seem to be far from encouraging it in practice. For those who are charismatic, or pentecostal, your theological base pulls Evangelicalism to the mystical already, so you get this I suppose. But, for me I have tread lightly even when my experience…
A mountain… what d’ya think of this one?
The snowman is out of place in SoCal with 79 degrees today. Ready for winter, whatever that means where you live?