Several weeks ago I shared an idea for Palm Sunday worship in which I read the poem "White Flour" while a group of folks from Tiny Church acted out the story. It was a smashing success, a lot of fun, and an unusual way to highlight the themes of Palm Sunday. We had good participation. Which means that not all of the players were related to me. Though these two were:
The picture book version of White Flour was released this week. I was proud to be a backer of this project on Kickstarter, and we received our five copies in the mail today. Kudos to David LaMotte and Jenn Hales for a lovely work of art and activism.
I am giving one copy of this book away to a Blue Room reader. The book centers around a creative response in the face of hatred, so for the purposes of this giveaway, I want to her about other moments of creativity.
To enter, simply leave a comment describing a creative ministry (or life) moment you have witnessed or taken part in recently. Did you present "White Flour" in worship? Sing a new song? Take part in a flash mob? Or maybe you participated in this response to that odious statement about LGBT people made by the pastor in North Carolina.
Maybe your action wasn't in response to a dramatic situation, as in the book. That's not the point. The point is, whether it's racism or homophobia or just the deadly dull plodding of days that can suck the life out of a community...we need to fight back with beauty.
You have until Tuesday night to enter. May this post be a place to share ideas and be inspired.