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2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

04.07.2015  |  No Comments ››

Session 1: 20 July - 8 August Session 2: 10-29 August Oxford, UK Tutors have 30 years experience in the field An honest assessment of your potential Lectures on issues faced by Christian artists Opportunity for one–one mentoring Opportunity to ... Continue Reading »

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

03.02.2012  |  No Comments ››

Once every four years, Pacific artists gather together to celebrate both their common heritage in the arts (visual, song, dance, theatre, etc.) as well as their cultural diversity.  The Solomon Islands will host ... Continue Reading »

The Cache Cache Experience

The Cache Cache Experience

02.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

The Cache-Cache Experience: three days in Paris or Amsterdam where the creatively spiritual are allowed to search for God amid the beauty…the art…the history…the streets…the canals…the cafés…the parks…the people.  Experience art together…eat/picnic together…meet ... Continue Reading »

The Aroma of the New

The Aroma of the New

05.07.2011  |  No Comments ››

Commencement Address at Belhaven University By Makoto Fujimura I am grateful to be given this honor: an honor that is symbolic of the commitment to the arts that Belhaven University, Dr. Roger Parrot, and ... Continue Reading »

Face Down

Face Down

03.21.2011  |  No Comments ››

By Lanier Ivester I was a Christian, and I was a dancer. A ballerina, as I liked to avow with all the solemnity of seventeen. Studying classical ballet three and four days out of ... Continue Reading »

Transpositions Symposium on Hans Rookmaaker

Transpositions Symposium on Hans Rookmaaker

02.28.2011  |  No Comments ››

February 28 – March 5, 2011 Transpositions, a collaborative blog by students associated with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews, is featuring an online symposium on ... Continue Reading »

The Poem of Your Life

The Poem of Your Life

02.21.2011  |  No Comments ››

In this live recording from the “Scribbling in the Sand” concert, Michael Card and Phil Keaggy perform “The Poem of Your Life,” written by Michael Card. The song is based on the apostle ... Continue Reading »

Sacred Story

Sacred Story

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

With the pen as his pulpit, George MacDonald used fiction to show the relevance of scriptural truth to the problems of his age. By Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson Many critics like to claim that George ... Continue Reading »

A Renaissance Gallery

A Renaissance Gallery

11.26.2010  |  No Comments ››

Five artists who captured the imagination of the church: Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael By Rachel Smith The optimism and confidence in human potential that characterized the Renaissance produced an ... Continue Reading »

Cape Town 2010: Art & Integrity

Cape Town 2010: Art & Integrity

11.24.2010  |  No Comments ››

The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, recently drew together over 4,000 delegates from 197 countries for a historic international gathering of Christian leaders. Held October 16-25, 2010, ... Continue Reading »

THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan

THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan

12.17.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Recommended by Christy Tennant, Director of Global Community for International Arts Movement and Host of IAM Conversations Several years into my career as an actress, when I was deep in the throes of auditioning, ... Continue Reading »

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE CHURCH, edited by W. David O. Taylor

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE CHURCH, edited by W. David O. Taylor

07.21.2010  |  5 Comments ››

Reviewed by Steven Guthrie, associate professor of theology at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and director of Belmont’s “Religion and the Arts” program A few minutes ago I was skimming through a website that ... Continue Reading »

ART IN ACTION by Nicholas Wolterstorff

ART IN ACTION by Nicholas Wolterstorff

04.26.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by Steve Guthrie, associate professor of theology at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and director of Belmont’s “Religion and the Arts” program In college I studied music theory and then went on to ... Continue Reading »

“Leaf By Niggle” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Leaf By Niggle” by J. R. R. Tolkien

03.16.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by Christopher Mitchell, director of the Marion E. Wade Center, a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, ... Continue Reading »

A PROFOUND WEAKNESS: CHRISTIANS AND KITSCH by Betty Spackman

A PROFOUND WEAKNESS: CHRISTIANS AND KITSCH by Betty Spackman

02.11.2010  |  No Comments ››

Reviewed by Lynn Aldrich If innocence can be described as a lack of experience, then certainly that was my condition when I first encountered a profoundly kitsch situation at the age of nine. While ... Continue Reading »

MODERN ART AND THE DEATH OF A CULTURE by H. R. Rookmaaker

MODERN ART AND THE DEATH OF A CULTURE by H. R. Rookmaaker

01.28.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Recommended by Laurel Gasque, author of Art and the Christian Mind: The Life and Work of H. R. Rookmaaker, a partner in ArtWay, and Sessional Lecturer in Theology and the Arts at Regent ... Continue Reading »

ART IN SERVICE OF THE SACRED by Catherine Kapikian

ART IN SERVICE OF THE SACRED by Catherine Kapikian

01.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by Brian Moss, Worship and Music Coordinator at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada Art in the service of anything is a tough sell these days. If it is the sacred being served, ... Continue Reading »

RESOUNDING TRUTH by Jeremy Begbie

RESOUNDING TRUTH by Jeremy Begbie

01.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by Andrew Mark Sauerwein, assistant professor of composition and music theory at Belhaven College In The Invention of Art, Larry Shiner walks his reader through a history of the so-called “Modern System of ... Continue Reading »

BEARING FRESH OLIVE LEAVES by Calvin Seerveld

BEARING FRESH OLIVE LEAVES by Calvin Seerveld

01.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by John Franklin, Executive Director of Imago The biblical story of Noah and the flood is a reminder of how moral and spiritual failure brings consequences. But the negative outcome of human ... Continue Reading »

THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy Sayers

THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy Sayers

01.09.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recommended by Andy Crouch, the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling and a senior editor at Christianity Today International. Dorothy Sayers was one formidable lady. The author, most famously, of the Lord ... Continue Reading »

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_2620" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Paul Hobbs"][/caption] Paul Hobbs, a visual, sculptural and conceptual artist of Gloucester, UK, came to faith at an early age, but came asking a lot of questions.  This questioning spirit ... Continue Reading »

THE MISSION MINDED ARTIST

THE MISSION MINDED ARTIST

08.09.2011  |  No Comments ››

MISSION: Discipling Artists to Be Mission Minded “Does art imitate culture or does culture imitate art? No one can say for sure. However, no one disagrees that there is a relationship between what happens ... Continue Reading »

Phoenix Performing Arts Trust

Phoenix Performing Arts Trust

03.11.2011  |  1 Comment ››

Mission: To enable Christians involved in the performing arts at whatever level to realize their full potential for the service of Christ. Aims: 1.     To develop the whole person spiritually and artistically through ... Continue Reading »

La Fonderie

La Fonderie

11.29.2010  |  2 Comments ››

Mission: La Fonderie exists to value, encourage, inspire, and embolden Christians working in the arts. We believe that artists who are also growing disciples of Christ should be creating culture as innovators ... Continue Reading »

Aslan Performing Arts Centre

Aslan Performing Arts Centre

09.09.2010  |  No Comments ››

Mission: To reach a secular and religiously apathetic European society with the redemptive message of Christ through the arts. The Aslan Performing Arts Centre is a non-profit cultural organization based in Madrid, Spain. As ... Continue Reading »

Artists in Christian Testimony International

Artists in Christian Testimony International

08.25.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Mission: A.C.T. Intl exists to mobilize and equip artistic and innovative ministries and missionaries for Christian work around the world. A.C.T. Intl was founded on the conviction that God has designed the human heart, ... Continue Reading »

10X Productions

10X Productions

08.03.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Mission: To see the arts become a key part of strategies for planting churches among unreached people groups. 10X Productions is an award-winning, non-profit film/media production company. Our primary purpose is to develop and ... Continue Reading »

The Culture House & Storling Dance Theater

The Culture House & Storling Dance Theater

06.09.2010  |  No Comments ››

Mission: To cultivate artistic excellence for personal growth and positive cultural direction for the Kansas City community and surrounding areas. The Culture House is Kansas City’s premier arts academy for dance, theater, and ... Continue Reading »

Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF)

Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF)

04.19.2010  |  No Comments ››

Mission: The performing arts world is a dark and spiritually needy place, full of broken and hurting people. For this reason, CPAF believes that the arts world is a mission field. Our organization ... Continue Reading »

International Arts Movement

International Arts Movement

03.05.2010  |  No Comments ››

Mission: The world is not as it ought to be. We long for meaningful existence and involvement in our culture—to make our world a better place and to be part of a story greater ... Continue Reading »

Restoring the Ruins

Restoring the Ruins

09.17.2010  |  1 Comment ››

A recent StoneWorks Arts Leadership Training (SALT) conference mobilized artists for mission. By Pat Butler “Pass through, pass through the gates…” In an Italian heat wave, a line of cars headed for the beaches where the ... Continue Reading »

Artists Explore the “Freedom to Be”

Artists Explore the “Freedom to Be”

01.29.2010  |  1 Comment ››

StoneWorks/InterVarsity Arts Leaders Training 2009 By Johanna Middleton, Natalie England, Bianca Washington, Tramaine Frank, and Kyle Williams “I love you Lord, and I lift my toys!” The piano bellowed out the familiar tune as a chorus ... Continue Reading »

Envisioning a New Christian Renaissance

Envisioning a New Christian Renaissance

01.29.2010  |  No Comments ››

The 2009 European Arts Summit By David Mills Mittersill, Austria, is a picturesque village nestled at a strategic and historic trading crossroads in the Austrian Alps. Here, in the shadow of some of the Alps’ ... Continue Reading »

StoneWorks Down Under

StoneWorks Down Under

01.29.2010  |  No Comments ››

Can Christians spark a reformation of the arts in Australia? By Jennifer Trafton Like the sunburned shoulder of a giant, Uluru rises from the desert in the Northern Territory of Australia. Called Ayers Rock by ... Continue Reading »

The Fruits of Partnership

The Fruits of Partnership

01.29.2010  |  No Comments ››

StoneWorks and Operation Mobilisation Creative arts ministries have been growing within the international missions organization Operation Mobilisation (OM) for the last 10 years, but in the past year, with the help of StoneWorks, they ... Continue Reading »

The Arts: Opening the Doors of Nations

The Arts: Opening the Doors of Nations

01.14.2010  |  No Comments ››

By Colin Harbinson Most of us have experienced life-defining moments. One such moment came for me following the fall of the Soviet empire. A few short weeks after the world watched Boris Yeltsin defy ... Continue Reading »

“Stone by Stone”

“Stone by Stone”

01.09.2010  |  1 Comment ››

A New DVD Teaching Series on the Arts by StoneWorks International Director Colin Harbinson Continue Reading »

2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

04.07.2015  |  No Comments ››

Session 1: 20 July - 8 August Session 2: 10-29 August Oxford, UK Tutors have 30 years experience in the field An honest assessment of your potential Lectures on issues faced by Christian artists Opportunity for one–one mentoring Opportunity to ... Continue Reading »

Welcome to Stoneworks!

Welcome to Stoneworks!

10.02.2012  |  No Comments ››

We hope you enjoy exploring our online resources, a virtual library on global arts for global artists. We invite you to pull up your favorite virtual chair to browse in, find your focus areas, and ... Continue Reading »

Safina Stewart’s Gospel Glasses

Safina Stewart’s Gospel Glasses

06.30.2012  |  No Comments ››

Safina Stewart is an Australian Indigenous Christian artist living in Melbourne, Australia.  Born in Auckland, New Zealand, but raised in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Safina grew up with many multicultural experiences ... Continue Reading »

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_2620" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Paul Hobbs"][/caption] Paul Hobbs, a visual, sculptural and conceptual artist of Gloucester, UK, came to faith at an early age, but came asking a lot of questions.  This questioning spirit ... Continue Reading »

Faith and the Arts-Sharing in Bali’s Diverse, Creative Culture

Faith and the Arts-Sharing in Bali’s Diverse, Creative Culture

03.11.2012  |  No Comments ››

By John Pierce Bali, Indonesia is a haven for international artists. Local artists are joined by many Europeans, who enjoy greater freedom of expression than being placed in “the categories of European art,” said ... Continue Reading »

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

03.02.2012  |  No Comments ››

Once every four years, Pacific artists gather together to celebrate both their common heritage in the arts (visual, song, dance, theatre, etc.) as well as their cultural diversity.  The Solomon Islands will host ... Continue Reading »

The Cache Cache Experience

The Cache Cache Experience

02.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

The Cache-Cache Experience: three days in Paris or Amsterdam where the creatively spiritual are allowed to search for God amid the beauty…the art…the history…the streets…the canals…the cafés…the parks…the people.  Experience art together…eat/picnic together…meet ... Continue Reading »

Report: Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry

Report: Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry

02.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

This historic training event, Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry, was held at All Nations Christian College, north of London in September 2011. Some 60 arts advocates and practitioners from more ... Continue Reading »

Resistance is Never Futile!

Resistance is Never Futile!

01.26.2012  |  No Comments ››

Helping Artists Find Spiritual Direction in a Postmodern Landscape Geoff Hall, author and film-maker in Bristol, UK, began his journey into the arts as a child, playing drums on a biscuit-tin.  From living-room ... Continue Reading »

WordSmith Poetry and the Poetic Justice World Tour

WordSmith Poetry and the Poetic Justice World Tour

11.08.2011  |  1 Comment ››

The Power of Words Expressed Through Performance & Poetry It all started with an open mic in Charlottesville, VA. Host Ebony Walden looked out into the audience and saw a glimpse of the Kingdom ... Continue Reading »

2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

2015 CORE Theatre Arts Academy Summer School

04.07.2015  |  No Comments ››

Session 1: 20 July - 8 August Session 2: 10-29 August Oxford, UK Tutors have 30 years experience in the field An honest assessment of your potential Lectures on issues faced by Christian artists Opportunity for one–one mentoring Opportunity to ... Continue Reading »

Welcome to Stoneworks!

Welcome to Stoneworks!

10.02.2012  |  No Comments ››

We hope you enjoy exploring our online resources, a virtual library on global arts for global artists. We invite you to pull up your favorite virtual chair to browse in, find your focus areas, and ... Continue Reading »

Safina Stewart’s Gospel Glasses

Safina Stewart’s Gospel Glasses

06.30.2012  |  No Comments ››

Safina Stewart is an Australian Indigenous Christian artist living in Melbourne, Australia.  Born in Auckland, New Zealand, but raised in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Safina grew up with many multicultural experiences ... Continue Reading »

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments ››

[caption id="attachment_2620" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Paul Hobbs"][/caption] Paul Hobbs, a visual, sculptural and conceptual artist of Gloucester, UK, came to faith at an early age, but came asking a lot of questions.  This questioning spirit ... Continue Reading »

Faith and the Arts-Sharing in Bali’s Diverse, Creative Culture

Faith and the Arts-Sharing in Bali’s Diverse, Creative Culture

03.11.2012  |  No Comments ››

By John Pierce Bali, Indonesia is a haven for international artists. Local artists are joined by many Europeans, who enjoy greater freedom of expression than being placed in “the categories of European art,” said ... Continue Reading »

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

03.02.2012  |  No Comments ››

Once every four years, Pacific artists gather together to celebrate both their common heritage in the arts (visual, song, dance, theatre, etc.) as well as their cultural diversity.  The Solomon Islands will host ... Continue Reading »

The Cache Cache Experience

The Cache Cache Experience

02.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

The Cache-Cache Experience: three days in Paris or Amsterdam where the creatively spiritual are allowed to search for God amid the beauty…the art…the history…the streets…the canals…the cafés…the parks…the people.  Experience art together…eat/picnic together…meet ... Continue Reading »

Report: Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry

Report: Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry

02.06.2012  |  No Comments ››

This historic training event, Arts in Mission 2011: Training for Cross-Cultural Ministry, was held at All Nations Christian College, north of London in September 2011. Some 60 arts advocates and practitioners from more ... Continue Reading »

Resistance is Never Futile!

Resistance is Never Futile!

01.26.2012  |  No Comments ››

Helping Artists Find Spiritual Direction in a Postmodern Landscape Geoff Hall, author and film-maker in Bristol, UK, began his journey into the arts as a child, playing drums on a biscuit-tin.  From living-room ... Continue Reading »

WordSmith Poetry and the Poetic Justice World Tour

WordSmith Poetry and the Poetic Justice World Tour

11.08.2011  |  1 Comment ››

The Power of Words Expressed Through Performance & Poetry It all started with an open mic in Charlottesville, VA. Host Ebony Walden looked out into the audience and saw a glimpse of the Kingdom ... Continue Reading »