Chris and I have the great pleasure of serving alongside some wonderful men and women on our church Creative Arts Team. We do some very eclectic songs and art forms each Sunday during Quest, and the team continually comes up with amazing ways to help show who God is.
One way we do this is through our song choice. NewChurch has a saying of "Looking at Things through Redeemed Eyes". This took me awhile to realize and internalize what this actually means. But once I "got it" it was amazing to be able to listen to pretty much ANY song and see God through it.
Our team leader emailed Chris a month or so back and asked him if our team could start a blog and call it, you guessed it, Through Redeemed Eyes. He told Chris that we as a team know why most songs or creative elements are chosen and how they fit with the sermon series, but not everyone may pick up on the connection. So, the blog will give everyone a chance to understand the reasoning behind the choice. And then anyone can add a comment agreeing or giving a different view point than the one written.
So, each Sunday, by 9am, a blog or 2 are posted about some of the elements going on that Sunday morning. Here is the address so you can check it out if you'd like.
Cupcakes and Gambling by The Pioneer Woman
3 hours ago