Editor's note: this post features an original poem by Don Gordoni entitled "Dare to Aspire."
Oh My Love, a personal and allegorical exploration of heart and home, was written by Oxsen in the early hours of the morning following a automobile accident that totaled his car. The brevity of the song compliments the composition of the song: Oxsen composed the song in one sitting while his wife lay sleeping nearby.
Editor's Note: This is the final installment of a three part series on the purpose and work of A|C. Here are links to the past two posts: Glory of God | Beauty of the Church | Good of the World
As Crouch demonstrates in Culture Making, over the last century the church has at different turns condemned, critiqued, and copied the culture around it. Moving forward, we believe the appropriate path is for the church to cultivate what’s good around it—things that get at something true about the world and the human condition—and to create what’s missing—pieces that wrestle with the existence of pain and evil while lauding and creatively presenting the good, the true, and the beautiful.
America was built on hard work. Opportunity often comes disguised as hard work. Idle hands are the devil’s playground. But work is a gift. I believe these things. I’ve seen these things. But like all good things, work can become an idol.