Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you a few updates on what’s going to be happening here at the blog.
First, I’ve redesigned the site. I know I just recently redesigned it, but there were still a few things that I was unhappy with. I liked the muted color palette, but decided that I wanted a more simple and minimalistic color scheme. Second, some of the content dividers, particularly in the sidebar, were chosen just because I knew it needed something—but in the end I realized that utility without aesthetics does not a happy author make. Third, I wanted to incorporate some things that I have been learning with regards to web-design (such as the css bootstrap framework at the encouragement of Troy Harvey).
If you get the chance and are reading this on RSS, don’t forget to click-through to see the design.
The Embodiment Series
Eventually I will write the next installment in my embodiment series. That will bring the first part of that series—exploring embodiment through the scriptural story of creation, fall, redemption, restoration—to a close. I know it seems like I’ve taken a break from this series, but after the article on restoration, I will actually be taking a break from this series to focus on two more series (discussed below). I will return to this series, though! The second part of the series will focus on applying the importance of embodiment to various areas of life, so look out for that and if you have any thoughts on what you’d like me to write about, leave ‘em in the comments below!
Two New Liturgical Series
As I put the embodiment series on pause, I will shift my attention to two other series that look at liturgy and culture from differing perspectives.
The first, Liturgy in the Other Six Days, will look at how our churches’ service order and structure should inform how we live throughout the rest of your week. I’ve already written one post with regards to this: How a Patient Reminded me of the Peace of Christ. Check out that post to get a feel for this series!
The second series will be Cultural Liturgies, which will look at how our culture has its own liturgies to compete with our desires in order to form in us the image of a secular worshipper. The idea for this series came to mind while reading the article How Apple and Other Retailers Subtly Seduce You in Their Stores. This article reminded me of James K. A. Smith’s excellent work, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (Cultural Liturgies Series). The two topics I have in mind at the moment are the mentalities of over-consumption (which will look at the article linked above) and fast-paced business. Again, if you have any other thoughts on what aspects of culture I could include, please leave ‘em in the comments below!
That’s about it for the update. Thank all of you for hanging out with me via my blog. Don’t forget to comment and share the things you dig, and even the things you don’t.