|Joyful Feast stole|
Just be skimming the first chapter I am wondering how those in ministry leadership select the vessels that are used in worship. Are they selected from artists that have created them in a praise response to God? Are the vessels created in a manner that they seem invitational to come as a community and celebrate the mystery? Likewise we reflect that ministry stoles and worship banners can be thought of in a similar way. It is our intention at Carrot Top Studio for our work to be a response to our faith and for it to be used to help make a visual connection with the words in liturgy to worship the great I Am.
If this thinking about vessels has opened Pandora's box in the ideas that dance in your head you might also like the symbolism and meditations in the book The Cup of Our Life : A Guide for Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp. In the studio we're obviously visual learners so this book that uses all different types of ordinary vessels to make symbolic connections and draw one closer to God is appealing. I think both of these titles would be great in the Sunday School classroom, Bible study or small group to initiate thought provoking conversation and learning.