Blue and GreenJune 2, 2009
The last post invited us to wear de Bono’s thinking hats as we read the Bible. We allowed – in fact encouraged and facilitated people to think, respond and process things in different ways. We enjoyed the strength of each person’s courage. honesty and directness in saying what they thought.
But I am still wondering whether there is anything to learn from the hats we didn’t wear – the Green (anything goes, expressive creativity) and the blue (thinking about the process of thinking). I wonder if these represent two edges of difficulty – perhaps two dimensions of theology that we most lack in our communities and recent histories of faithing? How much do we need the creative expressive maybe’s and what if’s. And also the strategists who can plan out thinking, take us forward on an intentioned journey – not controlling our response – but offering leadership? No poems and no visions make for a sad and sorry village.