I’m trying an on-line bible study, through a group called Soul Per Suit.
To me, the genius of this study is that it combines a need/love to create with a need/love of the bible.
Rather than just answer questions, we’ll share (through a Yahoo group and a blog) our creative responses to the scripture— poems, creative writing pieces, collages, even dance choreography (I’ll leave that last one to the dancers).
Somehow, this makes me understand the genius of Judaism. I consider that its richness is partly found in its creative response. The design of the Passover meal, for example… or making a beautiful sukkah during Sukkot, or crafting a fantastic mask during Purim.
I think this is why my family is drawn to the Jewish roots of our Christian faith. There, we can see, smell, taste, touch, sculpt what is otherwise spiritually abstract. Faith as a creative pursuit.
"Meeting" painting by Stefani M. Rossi Used with permission.