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

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 found one of my favorite Masen songs on YouTube, “75 Grains of Sand” (# 4 on this list), and the … Read More

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 story, found in Chapter 2 “Ten Ways the Arts and Creativity Support the Church’s Mission”: 9. Bringing Healing and Illumination … Read More

Faithful Creativity

I think it may be human nature to take beauty for granted after we’ve seen it a few times. At least that’s the case for me. Take sunsets for example. These live-painted masterpieces in the sky can become just another barely noticed moment in a busy day. But when I make an effort to pause and watch—even for a few … Read More

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