The Epic 2011 Recap

Although not exactly “The best of times and the worst of times”, 2011 was a bit of a personal rollercoaster ride. I touched on some of the year’s difficulties in the last post, but before January slips away I want … Continued

Unlocking the Hearts of Artists in Asheville

Last summer an artist friend forwarded a link for a creative conference in Asheville, NC called the Gathering of Artisans.  Now, I love the mountainous, artsy area around Asheville (including the Biltmore, which my family visited several years ago as the leaves were … Continued

How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church

By J. Scott McElroy and Jessie Nilo Just imagine if the local church became the place in culture to experience beauty, creativity, and transcendence. Hundreds of years ago churches were, in many ways, centers for these experiences. Somehow, over time … Continued

Cool Performance Video.

This was done in church. That’s what we’re talking about…New Renaissance stuff.  Creative, original, dynamic.  From Fellowship Church in Texas. One person who posted this on Tumblr. commented, “glow in the dark glitter confetti drums, yes please”. Enjoy. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/1923663]

Staying Relevant as a Christ-Following Artist

I recently got an email from a young art instructor friend who asked some interesting questions about being “in the world but not of it” as artist. Thought I’d share it and my reply. Scott, Recently I have really been … Continued

Campus Crusade interview

My friends at Keynote, the musical division of Campus Crusade for Christ, asked to do an on-line interview last week. Lauren Worth came over to the house and we had a great time talking about the book and the things … Continued

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