Improvised Liturgy

When we witness great improvisation, we're floored. Somehow the performer magically knows what to say, what notes to play, what gestures come next! They leave us spellbound because (seemingly) out of nothing comes something special. But great improvisers are not working from nothing. They have clearly defined structures and frameworks within which to work. They … Continue reading Improvised Liturgy

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On Symbol

On Symbol - Creative Prayer with Cornelia van Voorst. Sometimes we mistake a sign for a symbol. A sign has a concise singular meaning which is unambiguous. Symbol is metaphorical. A symbol is where the seen and unseen, the silent and spoken, physical and spiritual, conscious and unconscious meet. Metaphor and symbol are markers and portals on the surface of life speaking of and leading us to the depth of the sacred that our conscious selves don’t always comprehend...

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On Love

On Love - Creative Prayer with Cornelia van Voorst. In our recent years of pandemic, paper hearts have graced our windows, and memes on social media call upon us to love one another, take care of one another.  In poetry, song, art and story, the power of love is invoked regularly. Yet when we are aware and overwhelmed by trouble in our world and in our own lives, talk of “love is the answer” can sound unrealistic...