Hanging out in San Diego for a couple of days this week and wanted to try out posting by email. If this is posted it means that it worked!
Before rambling further, I just want to mention that the previous post on "Ritual and Institutionalizing" continues to grow in comments. If you haven't jumped in on that one, you might want to take a look.
We did grandkids for a day and then took a day to wander around Balboa Park which is filled with museums and art institutes. Enjoyed seeing the portrayal of religious icons and artistic expressions of various ages. It is interesting how much the development of artistic expression has been tied to the church's willingness to invest in it.
Also spent some time in the Museum of Aeronautics.
Fascinating to study the passion and courage of the pioneers of human flight. While most of the world considered the idea to be foolishness, these men and women pursued dreams that ultimately changed the world. Might be some parallels here in how I sometimes feel in wanting to see churches that actually take flight. It sometimes feels like foolishness... and perhaps it is... yet I cannot shake the dream.
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