Lots of us research things, whether it is researching views on a particular Bible passage for our Bible Study Group, researching the historical or social background for a dance or other artwork, finding out what people in our church would like to have included in our Sunday services, or an online search for information on … Continue reading I Have to Do Research – Where Do I Start?
Featuring ICDF'S Network for Academics, Writers & Researchers.
Peek inside for poetry, tips on starting a new writing project, and an article on how the experience of dance and movement can shape academic research.
In my books I discuss at least 19 different ways of knowing (see http://www.brightbooks.co.nz). My thinking about ways of knowing has, of course, continued since I wrote the books. I see knowing as occurring in many ways, in many different situations and contexts, and often on several levels at the same time. Because of the … Continue reading Thinking about knowing
In the latest Network Leaders 'cyber-chat' session, ICDF network coordinators reflected on some topics relating to Christian dance. Debbie shares her thoughts about the influence of 'duality'... Is a Christian Dancer a dancer who happens to be a Christian, or a Christian who happens to be a dancer? If it’s the former, then a high level … Continue reading A theology of duality?
It can be tricky to find affordable academic articles and resources outside of institutional libraries and affiliations. We are building a list of publications on the ICDF website, many free to download, which have been kindly shared by members and friends of ICDF. Our latest additions are by academic Lucinda Coleman. She writes on 'Conversations on the … Continue reading Free-to-access articles on ICDF.com
From my trip around the world last year (ICDF): Again (still?), God is urging us to just dance. We don’t need music or words in order to dance. Just dance! Dance in worship, prayer, prophetic statements… Just dance! We are most ourselves, the people God made us to be, when we dance. For myself: A … Continue reading Thoughts on my current dance with God
From the Networks cyberforum: “Like the choreography of a beautiful dance, the different ministries of God’s dance partners in the church are working together to bring God’s plan to fruition. God wants to dance with us.” (Brian Johnson – ‘Come Dance with Me’) I am most alive in God when I dance; the rest is … Continue reading Being Alive