smoke [and mirrors?]

I was speaking today at a forum at St Michael’s in melbourne – welcome if you’ve ended up here after that.

The forum was the last of a year long exploration of restorative justice, and today’s topic was evangelism – what words of faith bring restoration and transformation in our society and with individuals. I think it was a good day, although I find the idea of me talking about evangelism somewhat bewildering.

I said I’d put up the videos I used today. The first was part of this video on Bill Viola’s installation Ocean without a shore. The installation is now part of the permanent collection at the NGV in melbourne. [i connected that in with an exploration of how faith is a story of re-humanising the dehumanised – finding and living within our human-ness.]

The other two videos below were part of the basement space we did after the bushfires in February. more accurately, the first video was part of that space…

smoke_1

smoke_2

We were asking today which was the more authentic evangelism: whether asking the great existential questions can be sometimes be more faithful than having the answers to those questions. To be honest, i don’t actually care whether it is or isn’t. I just know i’ve only got questions left…

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