Met(art)noia

Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Work

“Here at TheHighCalling.org, we are always thinking about how God is with us in our common activities and common interests. We also take aesthetics very seriously. Beauty transforms us. God invites us to create beauty for the world and to use our talents for him—and for most of us that means we need to transform our thinking. Our routine, ordinary, everyday activities contain beauty. Our work can be a work of art.

The Greeks had a word for the transformation process—metanoia. It’s usually translated as “repent,” and it means to turn away from something and go in a new direction. The process of turning is a process of transformation.

We’ve had a bit of a transformation here at TheHighCalling.org this week with our newly redesigned and merged website. Over the course of the year, we reexamined our talents and the people who’ve come alongside us in community. We recognize God’s grace actively engaged in our work. We’re making conscious decisions to follow the workings of that grace in the structure of our editorial team, the design of our website, and the functionality of our community tools.

There is an art to web design and social media. There is an art to good code. It changes us. Art brings order to chaos. Art has aesthetic beauty and ethical goodness. Art is more than just excellent, it is moral.

Your work is a high calling. Your work is an art. So is mine.”

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About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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