How can we discover the ‘soul’ of our community? Here are some additional articles, videos, podcasts and books you might find helpful in concert with my keynote/seminar message.
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Humans create culture and that culture reveals their souls
1. Enter Samaria and sit at its wells
Approach your community, sit at its meeting spots, talk to the locals
2. Listen for its guiding stories
Both personal and cosmic
3. Look for the longings revealed in its culture
For meaning, guidance, liberation, love
How is our culture searching for meaning?
What are its ‘scriptures’?
Who are its ‘priests’?
How is it searching for liberation?
Who or what are it’s ‘saviours’?
How is it searching for love?
4. Creatively communicate and demonstrate their fulfilment
Jesus and the Story of God
On Cultural Engagement
Book: Everyday Theology Kevin Vanhoozer (ed)
Book: Culture Making Andy Crouch
Book: Living at the Crossroads Michael Goheen, Craig Bartholomew
Book: Eyes Wide Open William Romanowski
Book: The Universe Next Door James Sire
On Human Longings
A conversation on longings with the Centre for Public Christianity
Video: Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (6 part video series)
Audio: Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (original keynote at Australia’s Parliament House)
Book: Unseen Footprints Sheridan Voysey (includes a chapter on the topic)
Article: The Meaning of Life: 4 Options
Article: Who Are Today’s Secular Priests?
On Creative Communication
Audio: A Basket Full of Stars (on the process of creativity)
Article/Audio: An Easter Parable (example of parable writing)
Article: Jesus Comes to Warrington (example of parable writing)
Article: Jesus Meets Crystal in a Cafe (example of parable writing)
Video: The Arc of Storytelling Bobette Buster
Video: The How of Storytelling Jeffrey Overstreet
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