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.
In our previous article introducing the Advent season, we encouraged you to engage with good art this season. We wanted to provide a practical way for you to do that!
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.
On today's Article from the Archives, read about an HSI project to build a recording studio in Africa! The project was the culmination of many years of prayer and preparation. The team members and local pastors both were tremendously excited and could not wait to see how the Lord would use the studio. Read more below!
On today's article from the Archives, read about an OM Arts trip to L'Aquila, Italy after the earthquake in 2010. The team was tremendously encouraged by the story of Antonella, a student who survived the earthquake and became a Jesus follower. The team created an art exhibition in the town square, artistically depicting Antonella's story in the very center of it. Find out more below!
Last week, we shared an article about an HSI trip to Mongolia during which the participants were able to record Mongolian worship songs. We have an update!
In today's post from the Archives, read about an HSI trip to Mongolia in 2015, during which they recorded new Mongolian worship songs. The team was so excited to hear these songs and to see how the Lord would use them in the future.
Recently, we shared an article from the archives (A Week of Hope) that told the story of an HSI team who conducted a songwriting workshop with refugee and street children in North Africa. We wanted to share this video that one of the team members made so you could see what they did and they joy that was experienced by all involved!
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Juni, one of our Arts Champions based in Hong Kong. She shared about a camp for high school and college students at which she had the opportunity to serve. Juni was excited about how the Lord had moved among the students at the camp, and we are excited to share this with you! Read more below!