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EthnoArts & Media trip to the Solomon Islands

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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

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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

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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

Cape Town 2010: Art & Integrity

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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

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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

A Letter to North American Churches

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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

Raising Artful Children

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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

Artists and the Global Church

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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 Power of Story

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Reading may not change the world — but it changes the reader, and that’s a start. By Katherine Paterson The summer that I was 17 years old, I, who … Continue Reading

Do You Want to Be an Arts Consultant?

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SIL International helps artists with an interest in cross-cultural research to become Arts Consultants: people who work alongside local singers, actors, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists to … Continue Reading

Project Dance

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Project Dance (http://www.projectdance.com/) has just released its 2010 Recap Video, which offers a colorful peek into this unique movement to “positively impact culture through artistic integrity” and … Continue Reading

THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan

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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

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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

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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

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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)

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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

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Mission:

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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

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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”

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

Café Life

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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