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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 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 »

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 MacDonald ... 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 »

A Letter to Young Artists

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 Scribbling in the Sand): We have been ... Continue Reading »

The Wise Imagination

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. S. Lewis wrote of George MacDonald, "I have ... Continue Reading »

A Letter to North American Churches

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 the Epiphaneia group in Toronto. ... Continue Reading »

Art & Faith: Makoto Fujimura

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 communities. He has been a Presidential ... 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 »

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 »

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok

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 Asher Lev and its sequel The Gift ... 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

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 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 »

“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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

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 spirit became a critical and formidable ... 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 ... Continue Reading »

The Mission Minded Artist

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 there is a relationship between what happens ... 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 »

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 »

Open Position: Principal of Dance Academy in Australia

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 as a community outreach ministry connected ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Art of the Question: Plot & Subplot

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 spirit became a critical and formidable ... 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 ... Continue Reading »

The Mission Minded Artist

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 there is a relationship between what happens ... 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 »

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 »

Open Position: Principal of Dance Academy in Australia

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 as a community outreach ministry connected ... Continue Reading »