Thanks Llis for the move....guess one nice thing is knowing there's still something to learn! More to look foward to when we know we've yet got something to get right!
I am a bit of a thinker. Myers and Briggs would call me an "INTP" type, though I feel that whole thing is interesting at best, but hardly definitive of the complexity of human nature. Besides, metaphysical naturalism (which proponents of the test would more or less ascribe to) only considers that "nature is all there is" and thus as a spiritual person I feel it can't help but fail to speak to the whole of the human condition. It gives only a partial glimpse and a hint toward interaction.
Yet, as a thinker and spiritual person I know how controversial in a postmodern relativistic pluralistic naturalist age being upfront with one's faith can be. As such, I think I've managed a fairly low profile here at WC. Yet, its not easy because while others revel in abstaining from pretense and <i>being</i> who they are, I know that if I do not hold back who I am, my welcome would be limited. If simply pushing the point were my reason for being here, that would not bother me to do so. However, it is not.
So, I look forward to workshops especially with other creatives whom also recognize faith and spirituality where we can let our hair down so-to-speak. To paint and celebrate life and enjoy the beauty and sublime of nature. To let God speak to our hearts. To refresh our spirits. To woo and romance Him in worship thru our talents. To find new energy to create a great body of work. To plug into purpose and direction. To see that ultimately doors of opportunity open by trusting in Him, that we learn by endurance to be patient, and above all learn and experience contentment.
Contentment is not ordinarily a <i>driving force</i> for most creatives. In fact, restlessness would more aptly be embraced to assure continued <b>need</b> for creating. Yet...I discover a natural response to my surroundings, to the beauty...to the wonderment of life, and the contentment that comes in it all drawing me closer and closer to my God cause enough. Making art is more a completion of who I am, rather than a means of asking questions about myself.
At any rate, to keep myself from rambling, those that might wish to learn more about "ACT" or "Artists in Christian Testimony" can check out my web site built for toward that end. My hope would be to build the capabilities to expose more people to the arts and the spiritual benefits of creative engagement. Here is that web site-