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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.

Last week, we introduced you to Colin Harbinson, long-time artist and ministry partner. We told you about how he began serving using the arts and how the Lord began to open doors for him to do so globally. Today, we will recount some of Colin’s exciting adventures while serving the Lord overseas! 

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 22:34

An Interview with Colin Harbinson: Beginnings

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Recently, we had the chance to catch up with our dear friend, Colin Harbinson. Colin has been involved with OM for a number of years now, and he has some exciting endeavors going on. Colin is in the process of turning his beloved play, Toymaker and Son, into a children’s book. In honor of the publication of this beautiful story, we wanted to take some time to acquaint you with Colin and his lifetime of ministry.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:20

A Metaphor of Water

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This week, we caught up with another Incarnate alum - Heidi Salzwedel! Read more about her work below. 

Thursday, 08 July 2021 19:58

Collisions

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Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up a bit with our dearest resident author, Pat Butler. Pat has served with Inspiro for many years, a beautiful example of worship and witness. She has a new book coming out very soon, and we wanted to share more about it with you! Check out Pat's story about Collision below! 

Article Image: 'Rosa's Corkishmen' 

This Friday, we're catching up with another Incarnate alum. Emily Langenberg attended Incarnate in 2016, and she produces artwork filled with beauty and whimsy with deep underlying themes. Find out more about Emily in her own words below! 

At the end of last year, a new book became available that explores the effects artists have on communities. Author Brian Schrag released Artistic Dynamos: An Ethnography on Music in Central African Kingdoms, exploring the idea of the artist as energizer.

Monday, 14 June 2021 15:12

'The Rain Will Come'

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We are continuing to catch up with some Incarnate alumni as we reflect on all God did during the recent Incarnate Leadership Workshop. Read below about this beautiful and thought-provoking mural, 'The Rain Will Come,' painted by Wendy Bartel. 

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 21:26

What is Ethnodoxology?

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Last week, our Inspiro staff was busy with the Incarnate Leadership Workshop (ILW) - a training for those preparing to lead Incarnate 2022. Part of the week was spent learning about the theology behind arts in missions.

Monday, 31 May 2021 18:22

Graffiti Art and Fashion Design

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There are many different ways to create artwork. Chris Steinz from Amsterdam has combined painting with fashion design. He creates a piece of art, digitalises it, and then turns it into a design for a shirt or hoodie.