Several years ago someone introduced me to a book called Praying in Color which outlined a prayer process using drawing as a means for connecting to God at the level of our creativity. I’ve played around with that off and on ever since, knowing that I’m not much of an artist, but seeing what God would offer me along the way. Recently, I came upon an IPad app called Paper that has a limited set of drawing tools, and an even more limited palette of available colors, but which is lends itself to this practice, so I’ve taken up interpreting the lectionary texts I’m reading most days in ways that have meaning for me. I am posting most of them on my Tumblr and Facebook pages as well, so if you’ve been wondering what’s up with the bad art, that’s what I’m doing.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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