Friday, August 24, 2007

edifying Friday five

Sally at revgalblogpals sets the pace for this Friday Five: "I have spent the week at Summer School studying the Gospel and Western culture, we have looked at art, literature, music, film and popular culture in their myriad expressions. With that in mind I bring you the cultural Friday 5."

Name a

1. Book I'm thinking, I'm reading

2. Piece of music good music, it doesn't matter if its country, rock and roll or classical as long as it is well done.

3. Work of art I love art, I am moved by art, I am using art now as a way to pray.

4. Film I am a visual person, and I like films.

5. Unusual engagement with
popular culture: Dance, tattoos, body art and cine'poems

That have helped/ challenged you on your spiritual journey.

Bonus: Is engagement essential to your Christian faith, how and why?
Engagement? I have to be engaged? I have to engage myself? I have to allow myself to be engaged? Be in the world but not of the world? Get out of my Christian bubble?
I am having trouble writing this, as I am trying to multitask at the same time. Sorry I wasn't more specific.


Carmen Andres said...

cine'poems?! that's a new one to me - thanks for the heads-up!

1-4 Grace said...

Multi-taskign is tough. I imagine it is really tough with little ones running around. I multi-task with a cat and find it hard. :)
I lvoe films that make you think.

Anonymous said...

Abi -- I don't have your email to send you the letter. Mine is:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh dear... sounds like you're having quite the hurried day and yet taking time for prayer too... impressive. hope your weekend lets you disengage... (oh wait is that totally contrary to our F5 today??) hmmm... is this relatable to this Sunday's gospel text? uh oh

Diane said...

using art as a way to pray... sounds like a good thing. icons? ooh, your multi-tasking sounds stressful..I'm tired just thinking about it.

mompriest said...

cne'poems - good reference, I look forward to checking them out...

Serena said...

Laughing ... love it that you are free to not be restricted to answering the questions as framed.

1-4 Grace said...

Just completed my answers for book discussion.
I think i hogged the space, so if you need to edit or remove my post, please do.
Sorry, I really got into this discussion a lot. A very good book.
BTW, Bird by Bird was the first I read. It really helped my preaching a lot by challenging my writing more
Oh, I am goen for a few days with out a computer at the lake.
Y'all can continue the disscussion without me hogging more space. I will enjoy comments whenever i return. :)

zorra said...

I was too busy blathering to remember to say this on the RGBP site, but thank you for putting together the discussion questions--I enjoyed the book, and the reflections!