My heart is singing. I love the way Manuel takes all the mashed-up gooey colors and mysterious smoke and gears and ice cream sprinkles that constantly swirl around in my brain and heart regarding art in the church, and he articulates it exactly. I might have to jump up and […]
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, […]
Criss cross applesauce! This morning 156 kids created art inside and outside the VineArts Studio as part of Vacation Bible School. I invited the kids to listen for God’s leading, and then we invited God to show each of us an image to draw and paint with wax resist and […]
Last Wednesday an artist painted on my life, and on the lives of 45 others. Dean Estes spoke at our “Envision” gathering on being a whole, unfragmented artist; he says we are all ministers who can speak life into those around us. He invited photographer Chad Estes and art missionary […]
God smote me with the following phrase, plain as day, the other morning as I emerged from the VineArts studio: “IT’S NOT A HAT.” Just prior to this moment I had been murmuring to myself, befuddled, after two amazing encounters with artists. I was shaking my head and smiling, stammering […]
Artistic friend, meet Pastor Mike. You’ll like him. I’ve observed that our artists gravitate to Mike Freeman just as readily as paint clings to fingers. Mike is a pastor who understands your daily struggles, listens well, asks questions about your work, delights in all beauty everywhere, and maintains constant curiosity […]