Join Me for a Unique Creativity Event!

Friends, I’m really excited about the unique creativity conference that we’ve put together! If you are at all interested encouraging creativity and the arts in your local church please consider coming! Scott Saddleback Visual Arts and New Renaissance Arts Movement invite you the 2018 CreativeChurch Arts Conference and Retreat, October  18-20, 2018 at the beautiful Rancho Capistrano retreat center in … Read More

The Creative Church C__f____ce with M__oto F_j___ra is Happening, June 3-5

The Creative Church Conference, Indy is less than 2 weeks away, June 3-5. God has brought some amazing things together to make this event spectacular. My wife has forbidden me from saying “conference” or “Makoto Fujimura” in her presence, because she’s heard these words too many times. Everything is as it should be. It’s a c___f__ce whirlwind here but I … Read More

Creative Church Conference Update

The idea for a conference about embracing the power of the arts in and through the local church was born from impatience. Jessie Nilo, director of VineArts Boise, and I were working on the book that would eventually become Creative Church Handbook, but it was obvious it would take quite a while to complete.  We were bursting with ideas and … Read More

A Creative Book by it’s Cover

People often ask if I was involved with choosing the covers for my books Finding Divine Inspiration and The Creative Church Handbook or if the publishers do all that. I don’t know how other authors do it, but yes, I definitely am. Choosing a book cover can be a tricky thing. Some authors may not care what the outside of … Read More

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 didn’t look like most “Christian art”.  I really like them. And I also enjoy Scott’s straightforward, deep, edgy personal style. He’s one … Read More

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