"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
– Madeleine L'Engle
Christian Witness in Cascadian Soil
The Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew's Hall, Vancouver, has curated a dynamic collection of essays from missional thinkers in church and academy. Together, they explore both the pitfalls and possibilities of Christian witness in the post-Christendom soil of the Pacific Northwest. What does it mean to till, plant, and nurture Christian community while awaiting growth in the rocky soil of secularity, in this West Coast land better known for its hipsters, baristas, and outdoor lifestyle? Each chapter is an attempt to dust for divine fingerprints at work within the church and wider culture, giving evidence of God's activity in our midst. Within this book you will encounter women and men who are finding hopeful ways to proclaim and live the gospel that are bearing fruit and growing hope within Christian communities and the neighborhoods they call home.
I contributed one chapter, "Arts Ministry beyond Sunday Worship Service: How Can an Arts Ministry Be Missional in the Public Arena?" to this book. My essay is a reflection of Poieo Centre, an arts ministry I found in 2019. This book is available on Amazon CA & US.
St. Andrew's Hall 2021 Lenten Devotion Guide
St. Andrew’s Hall is delighted to offer for the first time a Lenten Devotional Guide to lead people through the forty days (plus Sundays!) of the season that prepares us for Easter. Devotion Guide authors represent a diverse network of SAH family from students to staff to faculty to Board members to residents to alumni. Join with us as we pray through this special time of year and prepare our hearts for the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and defeat of sin and death at Easter. Dean Ross Lockhart (who served as Editor) wishes to thank all participants, as well as Mavis Ho for assembling this guide.
In this little devotion project, I was given to write one day devotion on Good Friday based on John 18:1 - 19:42. This guide is available in the website of St. Andrew's Hall for free.