Three Questions Before Studying Art Ministry

Are artists born or made? Our culture tends to think they’re born. We put artists on a pedestal while hailing their predetermined genius. This mindset encourages a shallow, superstitious distance, and makes artists seem just weird. No, I think artists are mostly made. Mostly. I have met artists who were born a genius, […]

Because He First Loved Us

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 […]

Big Scary Decisions, and The Voice

I got a new Bible this week. It’s “The Voice” translation, upon referral of an artist friend, as if I didn’t own enough Bibles already. Upon my first reading just now, I am gobsmacked by the strong, clear voice of a Dad who loves me to heaven and back. You might not know this, but I have this […]

Introducing a New Art Ministry School

First, a Short Video… Here’s a peek into our art ministry (art family!) which summarizes what we do pretty well. Watch this 700 Club video feature about VineArts, which has been ministering through visual art since 2004. This was filmed in the fall of 2014. CBN headquarters heard of us and wanted to come check out […]