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 the Lausanne paper’s “envision” statements has to do with the importance of nurturing creativity in children:

Envision a future in which all children are able to explore, discover, and develop their creative abilities, and where those with special gifts are given the encouragement and opportunity to study and develop their God‐given creativity to its fullest potential.

In this spirit we direct you to a recent blog post on Art House America that beautifully expresses what this creative nurture can look like in the home.

Raising Artful Children: a Grandmother’s Perspective

By Andi Ashworth

Years ago when my children were young, I came across an author whose books inspired me to such a degree that my life was never the same after reading them. The author is Edith Schaeffer, co-founder with her husband, Francis, of L’Abri Fellowship. She wrote many books, most of which were important to me for a variety of reasons, but Hidden Art and What is a Family were at the top of my list. A thread through all her writing was a biblical understanding that human beings are made in the image of an Artist, the Creator of all things seen and unseen. Because of this we have the capacity to imagine and create in all of life for the good of people and planet. Click here to read the full article.


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