I’m a painter, and I love making live art. As in, while people watch. Yesterday I was hired to paint a couple’s “first dance” live at someone’s wedding reception. As guests cavorted on the dance floor, a woman approached me, astonished. She said emphatically: “I’m from Los Angeles. I’ve seen […]
I’m an artist who works in the medium of people… and I’ve learned a few things. If the church loves artists—in all their glorious mess—artists will find hope & healing. Pictured in the frame is Alyee. When I met her 5 years ago, she was struggling for life and abandoned by her […]
This is my first blog post without my friend Mark Kessler in the world. He was 48. I remember he tried to teach me how to blog in 2007, at a workshop with 4 students. I think I was just learning the word “blog,” while Mark was running several websites like […]
Dave Weiss posted these thoughts after his firsthand experience at the Creative Church Conference in Boise, Idaho.
Yes: The perils of community still outshine the dangerous comfort of isolation. Thank you Manuel! We look forward to your visit to Boise for the Creative Church Conference! (July 25-27, 2014) …for more info visit: http://creativechurchconference.wordpress.com
A pastor once asked me, “What is a typical day like for you?” I had a hard time answering because there is no typical day. This was my day yesterday.
The particular movement that our church belongs to is called Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Our VineArts team was asked to create a piece during worship at the Vineyard’s national conference for training and equipping pastors. So beginning in January, six of us in VineArts prayed together, sketched together, ate meals together, […]