Top 15 Soul Soothing Songs: My Personal List

This list “Top 15 Soul Soothing Songs” began because of a new Facebook friendship. I “friended” author David Dark (The Sacredness of Questioning Everything ), which led me to think about the exceptional music of his wife– Sarah Masen. I … Continued

The Ministry of a Silly Walk

In the Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation there is a story about how creativity brought healing in an unusual way through a silly walk contest during one of my seminars. Here is the … Continued

Why The Church Needs The Arts–Videos 1 &2 From Scott Erickson

I first saw the work of artist Scott Erickson several years ago through the By/For project. I was intrigued by his fresh and imaginative spiritual symbolism. He merges whimsical illustrations with organic objects and intricate designs with bold visual statements.  His paintings … 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

A Weekend of Kingdom Creativity

I led an overnight creativity retreat in early October, and had high hopes for what would happen when a group of artists got together for a weekend of listening to the Holy Spirit and creating art. The reality actually exceeded … Continued

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