“It was the first time I realized that painting could capture the Word of God, speak into people’s lives and give me the opportunity to share my faith.”

Janice T. (Alliance & Short-term team member)

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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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Friday, 22 December 2023 22:04

Love: The Beauty of Christmas

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16 ESV).

Tuesday, 19 December 2023 16:38

Joy: A Painting by Silvina Erwin

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The third week of Advent focuses on the theme of Joy!

Monday, 11 December 2023 22:24

Peace: Christmas Concerts in Austria

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And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Luke 2:13-14

Tuesday, 05 December 2023 16:39

Hope: Jesus Doesn't Disappoint

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This week, we are starting a series of Advent reflections beginning with the first week's theme of Hope. Follow along with us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. 

Thursday, 24 August 2023 17:17

Expressing Love Through Actions

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In 2020, a filmmaker had the opportunity to spend three weeks in Southeast Asia with an international team of Inspiro Arts Alliance members. The goal was to produce music videos based on Christian songs written in the local language and style of an indigenous people group. Read more about his experience and how he learned that sometimes the best testimony is not made up of words but actions.   

Wednesday, 02 August 2023 19:21

The Value of Traditional Arts

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The week before Easter, Stephanie Biggs travelled to a country in West Africa* to work with OM’s partner in the Sahel Region. In the midst of a very hot season, skilled and experienced musicians came from around the country to participate in an arts seminar. Read more... 

Friday, 28 July 2023 18:58

Music & Memories

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Music connects us to our Creator and the creation, but it also connects us to our memories. Recently, one of our Alliance members was reminded of this fact as she listened to some beautiful music at church.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023 21:31

Kintsugi and a Theology of Brokenness

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Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Makoto and Haejin Fujimura speak. I was excited – though I did not have much personal experience with Makoto’s work, my artistic friends and co-workers spoke highly of his writing (Culture Care and Art and Faith, among others). The topic they had chosen to present on was kintsugi, the ancient Japanese practice of mending cracked or broken pottery with gold. I knew a little bit about kintsugi and was intrigued. I was unprepared, however, for the intricate theological correlations Makoto and Haejin would make, leading to my own continued musings.

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 22:22

Hope and Peace

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Hard as it is to believe, the Advent season is upon us. Over the next several weeks, we have the opportunity to take time to prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas. Advent is meant to slow us down, to cause our hearts to focus on the attributes of God that find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. 

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