Having just finished up our summer series on prayer, we dove into a new focus this week; Titus – Believe. Do. The day’s message spoke to me at a very personal level. Based on the first chapter of Titus, it’s mostly words meant form me than imagery.
I lay my life down to live like Christ; but I must remember, I am not Christ. It is not my place to be anyone’s savior. I am not responsible to rescue people, even from themselves. Disappointing someone else by creating and maintaining a good relationship with myself does not make me a failure or a disappointment. It’s not my load to carry.
The gospel is not just a message of spiritual salvation, it is freedom to acknowledge and live in the light of self worth. The gospel is the manifestation of complete love; salvation lies within.
My, it’s been way too long since I’ve shared an update here. Family, friends, work, and play have all taken precedence over blogging, and rightfully so. We’re half way through the classroom side of Pharmacy school and the kids and I are having a blast being boys. In riding the roller coaster that this chapter of our lives, art has not taken a back seat, but the blog roll has!
I am excited to announce a new series that will roll our next week. I will be creating a painting for each Sunday of the Advent season this year, to be displayed during the vocal message with which the image correlates. I am insanely excited to share with you the first installment, “Dark to Light”; but I must control myself to not let the cat out of the bag too early! This piece will be like none I’ve created before and I know it will blow you away the same way it did me creating it.
Stay close! Next Sunday, ‘Dark to Light’ will be unveiled!
Visual Art in Corporate Worship, an Interview with Plasso Design
Several weeks ago, Transpositions announced their plans to facilitate an online workshop addressing art in the church. One of their curators offered me the opportunity to take part in that workshop. Today’s topic is their interview with me about my ministry and incorporating visual art into corporate worship. Please enjoy this article and share it with your friends and followers!
Transpositions is a collaborative effort of students associated with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews, voted runner-up as Best Christian Blog in the Christian New Media Awards 2011.
The fine folks with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at University of St. Andrews are hosting an Art in the Church Workshop to run from May 28 – June 15. As excited as I am to learn from this series, I am proud to announce I was interviewed about my visual arts ministry for the June 7 article! Follow this series and this journal for priceless information about incorporating your creativity with your faith and endless inspiration!