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Many of you reading this article series may not find yourself in an “arty” type of community, and that’s ok. Not every community is designed to be the same. And not every church’s expression has to be filled to the brim with art. If every church was the same, how boring that would be! However, if […]

As I said in Stage 3, we have a weekly gathering called the “Arts Collective.”  This is a time set aside to nurture the souls of our artists. The purpose is not to create but to intentionally invest in our companionship with Jesus & one another as our God-designed artistic purpose is illuminated. Out of […]

Articles of Interest

  • A Church for Artists (Part Two)

    Preface I’ve been dreaming a lot about the Church & Her artisans. About creators, like me & like many of you, who serve the Church faithfully. Who have a passion for the “liturgical arts.” But I’ve also had a growing dream for the many artists who are in the Church but who are not wired […]

  • Why is Visual Worship Important?

    A few months ago, Chris Vacher (a worship pastor from Ontario, Canada) emailed me to tell me about a new tech conference he was a part of called RECONNECT. Reconnect just took place this weekend, and according to all the #RTC12 tweets, it looks like it was a really great gathering of tech directors, artists, leaders […]

  • Live DVD Projects

    Two live CD/DVD projects that I had the unbelievable privilege to work on have recently released. These projects not only capture incredible new worship music, but their companion DVDs capture the live visual environments & show very different approaches to what leading visual worship can look like! Darlene Zschech “Mother of Modern Worship” Well, at least […]

  • Entertainment vs Art

    When teaching about VJ-ing and designing visually engaging experiences, I often hear people voice their greatest fear: that their church’s visual expression will be perceived as a performance and not worship. It’s pretty clear to me that the new cardinal sin on the block is that worship becomes entertainment. And I would have to agree. […]

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