Job Opportunity at CTR!

CTR is looking to fill the role of Communications Coordinator. This is a paid, part-time position, taking an estimated 20 hours per week. Some key responsibilities: Working with the Rector and the Director of Operations to develop a coherent communications strategy and managing the transition towards utilizing the new tools and channels that will necessitate. Serving as the hub for all internal and external communication among staff, church member and the public. Designing and overseeing the production of internal communications (especially worship leaflets, weekly Newsletter/Crossings, website and social media updates). Helping the ministries of the church to tell their stories creatively and well, and to spread the word about their events, internally and externally. Helping CTR learn how to ‘brand’ itself, and give thoughtful and careful attention to how we are presenting ourselves and to what narrative we are telling, both explicitly and implicitly. For more information and a full job description, contact Valine...

“All Truth is God’s Truth”

For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about Human Spirituality—what it would mean to have a physically, emotionally, and intellectually-appropriate spirituality. (We might have called it “Incarnational” or “Sacramental” Spirituality, but I like “Human.” It’s more accessible, and better able to address anti-humanness.) Some ways of being “spiritual” are on a collision-course with Christian doctrines of Creation, Incarnation, and Sacrament (which, if you’re not familiar with the theological landscape, are biggies). And, I suspect, as we digest what God is after in “the redemption of humanity,” we’ll see the problem with those ways of being “spiritual.” In Eden and in the Incarnation, we see true humanity. Body, feelings, ideas, and soul not “cut off” from each other, but reconciled and whole. If we believe that this is God’s end-game, shouldn’t our spirituality work towards that and not against it?  By Dcn. Adam Salter Gosnell I went to college at Ouachita Baptist University and I loved it there. It was my first exposure to the Christian liberal arts tradition, and I came alive. At OBU they had this idea, almost a mantra, “All truth is God’s truth.” Because God is who God is, everything that’s God’s is true. (That’s the part Christians usually get right.) But, this part is key, everything that’s true is God’s. “All truth is God’s truth.” For them, it was like a door, and once it opened, the way was clear to explore. Biology, philosophy, chemistry, dancing, everything! By the time I arrived, they’d gotten in touch with a childlike curiosity about the world. They just loved to learn. (I think about Dr. Wink [that’s his...