I'm finishing up revisions on a book entitled Another Angle. Here's the general premise:
Many of us Christians have a vision problem. We struggle to see the world in ways other than through our strict, systematic theological lens. But what if there another lens? What if there's more to see?
What if there's another angle?
My plan is to focus specifically on union and communion as experienced in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper AND on the day to day life to which these rites point. I will argue that ART is one of these other lenses--a lens that is often neglected by Christians.
But here's the catch: this book will explore this other angle by way of essay, poetry and story. The first essay will briefly explain what the sacraments are from a theological point of view (we do need a foundation, after all, and we can't turn off our theological worldview). The second essay explains and explores how art works and how we ought to at least add the art lens to our theological worldview lens--we ought to peer at life through both. Then the poems and the novella demonstrate the perspective we can gain on life through the creative arts themselves.
So here are my questions--and please comment if you have even an inkling of an opinion on the matter: Does such a project like this make sense? Is it something you'd be interested in exploring? Please let me know.