Gary Ball

Writer

Gary Ball is the church planter and rector of Redeemer Anglican Church in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. In addition to church planting, Gary is in the D.Min program at Nashotah House Seminary, where he explores the relationship between art and theology. Gary is married to Susannah, and they have three children.

Liturgical Space: A Very Weird Message

Posted on November 14, 2017
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Throughout the next several months I will be posting on the relationship of art and theology. We will look at how the concept of types (the participation of all creation in the divine),  compels us to embrace a sacramental outlook on life, and the artists role in that– as we have been given earthly substances (the…

Re-Evangelizing: Back to the Basics

Posted on June 16, 2016
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Have you considered how dangerous it is to be a Christian? Perhaps not so much for us, but for millions of Christians around the world, the name of Jesus upon the lips of the believer can be life-threatening. From the earliest depictions of martyrdom, to the tragic reports of the victims of modern day terror, we see heroic…

Liturgical Church is Weird For People Here…and That’s a Good Thing

Posted on February 4, 2016
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Is it possible to plant a liturgical church? This is a question I had to ask myself just over a year ago as we began our effort to plant an Anglican church in Asheville, North Carolina. I had to evaluate whether I was forcing what I valued onto a culture that had no interest—that it would it…