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.
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!
We are privileged to share this article that was recently published in Grace Go Bloom's magazine. The article tells the story of an Incarnate graduate, Heidi Salzwedel, and her experience during the program. Incarnate 2022 is happening currently, and we are praying for many more stories like Heidi's.