For the past 25 years I have combined the beauty of traditional worship with fresh and creative ways of doing liturgy and sharing the gospel story. From dramatic expressions of the Bible, to podcast type Conversermons, to reworking the Advent wreath into the Wreath of Resistance, I am always looking for ways to invigorate our worship experience in genuine and authentic ways. It is discovering the authentic expressions that best fit your community that will help draw people back to the sacred space that we call worship.
John the Baptist sits in prison and asks 'Are you the one? Or is there someone else?' He is caught in the space between having faith and doubting everything he thought to be true.
The paralytic man is lowered through the roof and is confronted by Jesus as well as his own past of shame, uncertainty, anger, and doubt.
These stories lend themselves into creating powerful dramas that lead into liturgies of professing our faith and calling ourselves to confession.
I can come and perform these and other stories in your community and help instruct you in how to create such liturgies for your worship experience.
A Worship Experience for better mental health
Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with precious metals. The repairs are visible — yet beautiful.
Kintsugi Worship is about creating a sacred space where we can be reminded of the fact that God values the marks of wear and brokenness we each endure in the course of life, specifically as it relates to issues of mental health.
Kintsugi Worship seeks to bring mental health and spirituality together in such a way that we find healing in our communion with God and with one another.
We have been doing such services in my community for the last several years and I have consulted with other churches about how to direct more attention and care to the mental health concerns of their community through our spiritual practices.