on september 15 i did a graphic recording the service at Cannon Chapel. the preacher for this service was Dr. Beth Corrie. i was so honored to be asked by dr. corrie to record the service. we worked together this summer at the Youth Theological Initiative, where i served at the arts coordinator, so she is familiar with my work.
graphic recording is a way to engage the sermon and the lesson with visual and graphic mapping of the ideas in the sermon and the whole service. read more about graphic recording here. i am happy to be learning this useful technique because this culture is very visual and it engages the congregation in many different ways.
so about the service on thursday, september 15. the lectionary text for the day was jeremiah 8:21-22:
Is there no balm in Gilead?
the new testament lectionary text was: Luke 16:1-9
The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
what an amazing message by dr. corrie!! she is very engaged in social justice and looks at the text with a unique perspective. instead of condemning the dishonest manager, she suggested we should be thankful for him. the master and the manager – both- benefit from a corrupt system, but the manager discounts and reduces the debt. the message is that in many ways we all hold privilege, and so the challenge is how do we undermine the system and create ways for those who are marginalized. the hope is that this type of subversion is shown by example in the parables of jesus and we need to follow this model.
check out some more pictures of the graphic here: