Whispers of InnovationPosted: October 13, 2011
This year's CCDA Conference focuses on the theme of innovation, especially as it connects to creative solutions to the broken American educational system.
Last night we heard from pastor Thurman Williams of Baltimore, MD as our plenary speaker.
Williams expressed theological and biblical foundations for innovation and creativity in ministry, connected with the concept of God as a profoundly innovative doer of new things.
Wind, Fire, Whisper
Williams grounded his call for innovation in 1 Kings 19, where the discouraged prophet Elijah encounters a difficult question from God while on the run from the powers that be.
The text is an interesting one. God asks the fleeing prophet: What are you doing here, Elijah?
Paraphrased, his answer is "Running for my freaking life because I'm the only one in the whole wide world who gives camel spit about you and your justice."
God's response is to tell him to go outside the cave he's squatting in, onto the side of the mountain. You know what happens next: Read more »