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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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

A Letter to Young Artists

11.04.2010  |  2 Comments

Makoto Fujimura has followed up his Letter to North American Churches with a Letter to Young Artists (based on a letter originally written for Michael Card’s book … Continue Reading

The Wise Imagination

10.28.2010  |  No Comments

George MacDonald’s legacy is his reminder that we are creative beings because we are made in the image of a Creator. By Trevor Hart Editor’s note: C. … Continue Reading

A Letter to North American Churches

10.23.2010  |  No Comments

Last week we featured artist Makoto Fujimura in our Artlinks section. Makoto recently delivered a challenging letter to churches and artists at the Eighth Letter Conference for … Continue Reading

Art & Faith: Makoto Fujimura

10.18.2010  |  No Comments

Makoto Fujimura is one of a rare breed: an internationally successful artist, writer, and speaker who has gained the respect of both the Christian and secular art … Continue Reading

Raising Artful Children

10.13.2010  |  No Comments

The vision of StoneWorks builds in many ways upon the recommendations of the 2004 “Redeeming the Arts” paper by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. One of … Continue Reading

Why Wesley Still Dominates Our Hymnbook

09.28.2010  |  No Comments

Two centuries later, what’s the secret of Charles Wesley’s undiminished popularity? By Timothy Dudley-Smith Charles Wesley has been called “the most gifted and indefatigable hymnwriter that England … Continue Reading

Artists and the Global Church

09.23.2010  |  No Comments

W. David O. Taylor, editor of For the Beauty of the Church, challenges us to open our eyes to the art of Christians outside the West. For more … Continue Reading

The Prodigal Artist

08.23.2010  |  No Comments

Rembrandt’s art, like his life, traced the contours of sin and grace. By Laurel Gasque Perhaps no other artist captures the imagination and the heart of a … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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. … Continue Reading

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok

01.09.2010  |  No Comments

Recommended by Timothy R. Botts, professional calligrapher and senior art director for Tyndale House Publishers Chaim Potok’s Orthodox Jewish background comes through vividly in My Name Is … Continue Reading

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments

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 … Continue Reading

The Mission Minded Artist

01.26.2012  |  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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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. … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

International Arts Movement

03.05.2010  |  No Comments

Mission:

Photo courtesy of IAM

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 than ourselves.

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 … Continue Reading

“Stone by Stone”

01.09.2010  |  1 Comment

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

Café Life

07.19.2017  |  No Comments

On March 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., PointZero Physical Theatre will be holding “Café Life,” an evening of live music and performance art in Oxford, England. Held … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

01.28.2012  |  No Comments

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 … Continue Reading

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, … Continue Reading

The Mission Minded Artist

01.26.2012  |  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 … Continue Reading

Resistance is 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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Open Position: Principal of Dance Academy in Australia

04.26.2011  |  1 Comment

Seeking expressions of interest for the position of principal at a Brisbane-based Christian dance academy. Grace Dance Academy began operating in early 2009 and was initially started … Continue Reading

The Need to Pay Attention

04.11.2011  |  2 Comments

By Luci Shaw A student in a lecture hall once asked me, “Don’t you get tired of noticing things?” By way of answering her I quoted one … Continue Reading

Introducing the Church and Art Network

03.31.2011  |  3 Comments

The new “network of networks” seeks to connect, educate, and encourage Christians in the arts. By Luann Jennings, founder and director Church and Art Network (C&A) is … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Café Life

07.19.2017  |  No Comments

On March 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., PointZero Physical Theatre will be holding “Café Life,” an evening of live music and performance art in Oxford, England. Held … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

06.30.2012  |  No Comments

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

01.28.2012  |  No Comments

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 … Continue Reading

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, … Continue Reading

The Mission Minded Artist

01.26.2012  |  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 … Continue Reading

Resistance is 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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Open Position: Principal of Dance Academy in Australia

04.26.2011  |  1 Comment

Seeking expressions of interest for the position of principal at a Brisbane-based Christian dance academy. Grace Dance Academy began operating in early 2009 and was initially started … Continue Reading

The Need to Pay Attention

04.11.2011  |  2 Comments

By Luci Shaw A student in a lecture hall once asked me, “Don’t you get tired of noticing things?” By way of answering her I quoted one … Continue Reading

Introducing the Church and Art Network

03.31.2011  |  3 Comments

The new “network of networks” seeks to connect, educate, and encourage Christians in the arts. By Luann Jennings, founder and director Church and Art Network (C&A) is … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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