Creative Convergence at Calvin

Have you ever had a  “This is who I am”  moment? That feel that whatever you were doing at the time is what you were made for, that you were right where God planned for you to be.  Well, I did last week at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids.   The opportunity to hang out with the writing tribe, marinating … Read More

CIVA (Christians In the Visual Arts) Conference 6/09

CIVA held its bi-annual conference in Minneapolis June 18-21 at the beautiful campus of Bethel University and Seminar. CIVA has been around for 30 years, but I first heard of them about 10 years ago during a research trip to the Billy Graham Museum art archives in Wheaton, IL. The archivist gave me some of their wonderful catalogues with full-color … Read More

Willow Arts “Wonder” 6/09 Conference

Wow. Willow Creek Church near Chicago is one of the wonders of the Christian world, not only for its size but for the maturity and scope of its arts ministries. I lived in the Chicago area in the 80’s and visited Willow once or twice…even then it was a rapidly growing church. Bill Hybels and the folks there have been … Read More

IAM Encounter 2/09

I thoroughly enjoyed the  IAM (International Arts Movement) Encounter 09 in NYC. Hailee, my 18 year old artistic daughter, came along and it was extremely satisfying to see her get swept into the moment as Billy Collins read his delicious poems live, and Susan E. Isaacs poked fun at Christian culture with her wondrous monologue. The Conference This was my … Read More

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