How to Discourage Artists in the Church

artistry and excellence
This post is a link (below) to an article about Artists and the Church. When I was 8, I became a musician, and when I was 18, I became a Christ-follower, and it took all of about 3 weeks in the church-o-sphere for me to realize the (sad) truth of these observations. Vocationally, I work with a team of missional artists who use beauty and artistry to create a vision of the world that should be. Part of the reason I refer to that as 'dodging traffic in the intersection of art and mission' is because of the truths in this article. (I'll write about the other part in the future, maybe.) If you know me, you'll understand that I don't mind at all that this piece takes a slightly sarcastic…
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A thousand words…

artistry and excellence, missions and ministry
No - it’s not the value of a picture. It’s the latest song and video produced by the team of artists I work with at Keynote. In addition to live performances, we develop music and video content for online audiences - which means we can reach people with our music and stories no matter where they may be! Recently, our team recorded a song called ‘A Thousand Words’, co-written and performed by one of our team’s long-time singer/storytellers, Teresa Touma. The song is about, in Teresa’s own words, “…a really dark time in my life when a significant relationship ended. It's just the blood and guts of how I felt at the time.” The goal was to write an honest song about the way it feels when a significant relationship ends…
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