My friend Jake Myers is planting a church in Little 5 Points (a community in Atlanta) and the church community is called Trinitas Church. He and I were co-conspirators in creating, .bE: What do I love when I love my God?, an alternative worship installation. Unlike other .bE worship gatherings I’ve led before, this one was more of a worship installation than a worship service. Our gracious host was Grandma Lukes in Little 5 Points, which allowed us to have an amazing venue. We were able to use the rear portion of the cafe for our worship space, and the front served as a great space to have refreshments, fellowship and debriefing.
Jake was the mastermind behind the text/content and I helped create the design and aesthetics. The worship installation was based around the question, “What do I love when I love my God?” Worshipers were guided through thinking about their questions of God, self, Other(s) and the world. The content was pretty text-heavy, but I think it worked; it was heavily influenced by Augustine, Meister Eckhart, Jack Caputo, Richard Kearney, Kierkegaard, Ricoeur, Derrida, Levinas and Rashi. Jake and I both want this to be an open-source venture, so if you’d like to check out the text for each of the stations, you can download the Word document here.