Category Archives: Co-Creation 2012 Posts

A new slant on becoming the 1%

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We asked Rev. Greg Farrand to tell us a bit about his personal spiritual evolution.  We were touched by what he shared.  It’s a new slant on becoming the 1%: For many years of my spiritual journey, the word “evolve” and “Christianity” were completely and forever incompatible.  To “evolve” required change and, to me at least, that sounded like the beginnings of a theological slippery slope.  Perhaps my marriage could evolve or my role in an organization, but theologically speaking, my mission was to discover God’s unchanging and perfect truth.  In my quest for His absolute truth, I learned the original languages of the Bible, read innumerable books, wrote hundreds of papers, and drank (what had to be) a million …

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Exhibiting artist Dori Jalazo on “The Spirit’s Call to Evolve”

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Exhibiting artist Dori Jalazo on “The Spirit’s Call to Evolve”: “I once believed I had given birth to myself through inner work and my Art.  What I have come to realize is it is a never-ending process of living. The Spirit will evolve but never be finished, because each day I must strive to continue to be better, as a human, as me, as a piece of this Universe in what I can give, and look back to say my life had meaning, my spirit will live on. ” Dori Jalazo’s work will be on display as part of the “Spirit’s Call to Evolve” exhibition.  She will be featured alongside several talented artists April 12 – 15th during Co-Creation’s “Sacred …

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(Video) Co-Creation 2012 Music

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Video Transcript: Years ago, Brian McLaren who is one of the keynotes for this event, he wrote an open letter to church musicians, kind of to some extent complaining about the disconnect between what is being so progressively spoken at conferences or festivals like this, and then what we go to sing. We’re singing older, not nearly as progressive thought in our music. This conference is really trying to show that their is no disconnect. What you’re hearing spoken and then hearing presented, and even singing yourself in some of these concerts are not the same words, but same thematic presentation of: Where is the church now?” Where does it need to go? Who are we? Are we relevant? Are …

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“Sacred Space” Featured Artist Karen Dresser

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Karen Dresser on the “Spirit’s Call to Evolve” in her work: In Kabbalistic (mystical) ideology, we humans have the possibility to evolve beyond the physical world, to transcend the material through spiritual gateways that lead to higher worlds of existence  if only we are open to change and willing to spend time meditatively considering the path, then beginning the journey.  My work is created in the meditative interstice between the physical and spiritual worlds—it explores themes of the work of piecing and mending, healing and repairing, repurposing and revisioning the spiritual self to evolve beyond world as it is to the world as it is becoming.   Karen Dresser is a textile artist, photographer and poet/playwright.  She is the Chair …

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(Video) Co-Creation 2012 Speakers

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Video Transcript: I think that the speakers that are coming to Co-Creation Conference are ones that have proven to articulate this message of the heart of God in a unique way to different groups of folks in a way that transcends those long held denominational boundaries that we’ve created. Folks like Brian McLaren in particular. He has come from a very conservative theological background to grow and evolved his understanding of the heart of God. Even if folks don’t agree with him, he is an incredible thinker and a wonderful pot stirrer, and he has an ability to provoke thought and disrupt our ordinary concept that I believe keeps God in a box. So whether you agree with these speakers …

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Formerly homeless children access the Divine through art

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Partnership Village, part of Greensboro Urban Ministry, provides transitional housing for formerly homeless individuals and families. Servant Leadership Instructor Evelyn Crews, writes about a recent collaborative art project with the program’s youth in preparation for Co-Creation 2012. Recently, I had the honor and blessing of assisting in a collaborative art project with some of the youngest residents of Partnership Village.  The children, mostly elementary school-aged, were invited by the Servant Leadership School to participate as guest artists in the upcoming Sacred Space for the City Exhibition. We decided to create Prayer Flags carrying messages and images that reflect the exhibit’s theme, “The Spirit’s Call to Evolve.” We talked about things that change and grow and together came up with images of …

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(Video) Co-Creation Is Transformational

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Video Transcript: If God is infinite, then the idea that any one particular denomination has him boxed in correctly, is probably not accurate. Each denomination, folks with different spiritual perspectives, the gospel would ultimately transcend them all and unite them all, bring them all together. And the gospel message is one that can transcend all these boundaries that we’ve created to separate us. Once we’re all together, whether you’re Presbyterian or Catholic or Episcopalian or Souther Baptist, whatever your perspective is the gospel transcends all those walls and boundaries and we can then, with our eyes on Him, can understand his heart, what we were created for, the impact that all of us together are to make in this world, …

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(Video) What is Co-Creation 2012?

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Video Transcript: Co-Creation is a really awesome conference thats coming this spring and its going to be both at Holy Trinity and at First Presbyterian and at Temple Emmanuel and other different partner agencies. Its going to have really amazing speakers: Brian McLaren, Diana Butler-Bass, Paul Smith, and they’re going to do keynotes. There’s going to be workshops and tied in with all of it is going to be an arts festival and they’ll be art walks, dance, concerts. All kinds of really incredible things to feed your soul and to feed your mind and to connect with other people. We’re really hoping that people from the Greensboro community and around will come just to experience this because especially if …

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Newly Added: Rumi by Candlelight

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We are excited to add Rumi: In the Presence of Wonder to our Sacred Space for the City line-up.  “Be foolishly in love, because love is all there is.” Enter into the timeless mystery of Rumi’s ecstatic poetry and be moved by the vastness of your own heart. Local musicians and poet join to bring this 13th century mystic’s poetry to light through intertwining original music with Rumi’s profound words. Be prepared for an inspired performance of one of the most popular poets in history by Adrian Vyner-Brooks, poet-performance-artist, Betsy Bevan, composer-pianist-painter, and Meredith Holladay–all who’ve been uplifted and deepened by the ancient voice of Rumi. This performance is free and open to the public.  Saturday, April 14th, 5-6 pm.  Holy Trinity Sanctuary.

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Holy Trinity’s artful gate featured in popular blog

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We were excited to be featured in the popular, local blog Greensboro Daily Photo.   If you’ve never been here before, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful grounds.  This is an entry gate made by sculptor Jim Gallucci.  We invite you to see it for yourself!

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