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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.
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Saturday, 30 March 2024 20:41

"Silent Saturday"

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"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last" (Mark 15:37, NIV). And then there was silence. For an entire day, there was nothing. As you reflect on Silent Saturday in this Holy Week, take a moment to listen to Daniel Lim's new song by the same name. Find the link to it and some brief words from Daniel below. 

Our brains are incredibly intricate organs. From controlling our physical bodies to interpreting non-physical stimuli, the inner workings of the brain remind us that we are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:14). Artist Geinene Carson has been putting colour and visuals to this truth with her artwork for the past several years, researching and painting neurons. Last month, an exhibition of her work opened at Gallery 1740 in Atlanta*. The exhibition is titled The Colour of Thought and is a body of artwork meant to provide visual encouragement and gentle accountability towards the growing discussion of mental and emotional well-being.

Wednesday, 08 February 2023 20:39

Beauty in the Brokenness: A Kintsugi Story

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Today, we are thrilled to share a story from one of our recent Incarnate graduates! At Incarnate this year, the students were able to interact with the art of kintsugi (see our recent article "Kintsugi and a Theology of Brokenness"), and one student was deeply impacted by it. Read below as she shares her story of kintsugi and how the Lord used it to teach her about the beauty in brokenness.

Thursday, 14 July 2022 17:58

Finding New Ways to Pray

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On today's post from the Archives, we are sharing an article about prayer. The article discusses several different HSI trips and how Erica Logan (now directing the Incarnate program for Inspiro) and others implemented creative ways to pray on each of them. Read below to find out more about the trips! 

In this week's Post from the Archives, we are sharing an article about an HSI trip to Uganda in 2017. On this trip, the team was able to encourage the local artists to grow in their God-given creativity and to lead them in a songwriting workshop. The artists were excited to learn more about God's view of beauty and to begin composing their own songs. Find out more below! 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:22

Music and Drama in Tanzania

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On today's Post from the Archives, hear from Stephanie Biggs as she shares about an HSI trip to Tanzania. This trip focused on theatre and music and encouraged the Jesus-followers there to consider local art forms. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:01

See the Lamb of God

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At the beginning of this month, our colleagues in the UK published an article about the Arts Experience Labyrinth taking place in Belgium. We have shared about this project before, so we wanted to share this article with you. 

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 14:30

The Importance of Sound

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After a brief hiatus, we are back with another Archive Wednesday! In today's article, read about HSI's work with audio engineers, helping people to record music in their heart language and cultural style. Specifically featured in this article is Southeast Asia and Mongolia, and you can follow the links to hear some of the recordings. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:47

Becoming Fishers of Men

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In today's Archive Wednesday, read about an HSI trip to South Asia that led to the discovery of a new style of music with a Biblical connection. 

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