The Journey of Transformation BY JIM MARSDEN

The Journey of Transformation BY JIM MARSDEN

One of my favourite podcast sites for conversations about art, faith, justice and transformation is the excellent ONBEING. The On Being Project is an independent non-profit public life and media initiative based in the USA, led by journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett.

“We pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.”

The following short essay is one I have found particularly helpful on the theme of transformational change. As theologians and creatives wanting to collaborate and contribute to our communities with meaning then it is essential that we grow in understanding about ourselves and the different ways we think and function within our different disciplines. One of the ways that artists can contribute to theological reflection is through the ability of art to help us not only reflect and critique ourselves but also the world around us, thereby enabling theological reflection to be more relevant to the cultural context and conversations of the present day.

“Transformational change, however, occurs when our foundational understanding of ourselves and the world around us significantly shifts. A transformation occurs when we go beyond the bounds of our current understanding and awareness. We cannot think our way through this change; we have to experience our way into it.”


 Click on this link to read this helpful article : The Journey of Transformation by Jim Marsden