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I am learning that it takes time to see God's glory. It is always there, but when I write I tend to look for it more. And so I write this blog. It's simple, thoughtful and a glimpse of the journey I'm on. I enjoy hearing your ideas, so comment freely.
Love, Lindsay

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Renewing the divine imagination



The next few days, I'm planning to share some thoughts on imagination. This has been a recurring theme in my daily life lately and I've decide to camp on this idea a bit.

Let's start with definitions.

Imagination: The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness: handled the problems with great imagination.
or
The formation of a mental image of something that is neither perceived as real nor present to the senses.

Take a look at this next definition...
Fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
or
reverential awe, esp. toward God.

A teacher of mine recently pointed out that "fear is the misuse of God's gift of imagination." Perhaps even the Biblical mandate to fear God is an encouragement to renew this part of our mind that may be overcome by fear of evil.

So over the next few days, I'm going to share some things I've found on these topics
1. Art and imagination
2. A political imagination in view of real politics
3. Imagining in response to biblical texts
4. Communities; what could they look like?


For further reading and the source of my photo take a look at this blog A new reformation/rediscovery of Divine imagination - christians as the artistically expressive community of the book...

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  • Blogger Kelly says so:
    July 10, 2008  

    Awesome...

    What an incredible concept!

    So do you think people who have more vivid imaginations tend to have a healthier perspective on God Himself, as well as a greater tendency to worry? That might help to explain why Christ told us not to worry using the vivid image of God clothing the lilies of the field, instead of just giving us a direct command... top