Freebie #49-Dr. Stephen Lind: Charlie Brown
Apr22
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Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 3
Apr17

Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 3

Tom Boomershine talks about how we must once again start to experience old texts – and especially the Bible – orally as they were originally conveyed orally or, in the case of the Epistles, they were written in such a way as to be read orally to others. Tom read the passage in Mark about the calming of the storms and seas. He read it once as a sort of standard reading: the sort of thing you might experience in any given liturgical...

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Freebie #48-Joel Limpic: Why the Bible & Why Creativity?
Apr15
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Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 2
Apr10

Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 2

We have several actors presenting great talks over at MakeJesusCulture.com, Stephen Traphton among them, and the one thing they all seemed to have in common was the expression of the idea of incarnation: that an actor at his best understands, in a weird way, the work of the Son Jesus. Empathy – if this is truly a human act, an act of those who experience and participate in consciousness – mirrors the incarnation as a microcosm in each...

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Freebie #47-Joel Limpic: Creating in Community
Apr08
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Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 1
Apr03

Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 1

Over at MakeJesusCulture.com we had Eric Epperson talking about the Improvisational God. He took a good chunk of time at the start to specify what we do not mean: we don’t mean that God changes, for there is no shadow in him due to change and Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So when we say that God’s improvisational, we don’t mean that he’s making it up as he goes along. What we do mean is that there’s a series...

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Freebie #46-Bryce Lenon: Interpreting the Bible Through Acting
Apr01
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Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 3
Mar27

Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 3

Sing We are to see our Savior in the Words of Scripture, in the Man of Jesus, and in the beauty of creation. We are to ponder and savor what everything teaches us about Jesus himself, and then we are to sing. When I say sing, I’m not just referring to singing itself, although you will read some Scriptures today that will blow your mind regarding how singing is not just a response to truth, it helps us learn...

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Freebie #45-Bryce Lenon: Acting and Drama is Instructive
Mar25
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Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 2
Mar20

Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 2

Savor Let’s build off yesterday’s idea of seeing God with the eyes of our hearts. Let’s continue hanging off every stroke of creation’s artistry. Let’s now savor him.  One of the most visual books of the Bible, and rightly so, is Revelation.  God cannot communicate his beauty to us simply in script. It has to come to us in surround sound. Read Revelation 1:1-3: The revelation of Jesus Christ, which...

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Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 1
Mar13

Honoring Christ In Film And Animation-Day 1

SEE All that we see in creation is in essence a video, animation, or illustration of the mind of God. Think about the visual nature of the Bible. The symbols. The signs. Even Jesus himself—creation’s Master Painter and Word. Jesus is the one who dares to come into his own painting and put on flesh to show us what the Father’s like. Genesis begins with video imagery. The Spirit hovers over the waters, and thus speaks. Speaking takes...

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Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 3
Mar06

Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 3

God is building his temple in us Today! We leave you to study today’s Scripture and keep some questions in mind. As you read, ask yourself, “am I more priestly, prophetly, or kingly in how I go about life?” The answer might surprise you, and it will give you some bearing on how God will now use you in the artistic community of the church. At our circles page (link below)you can even take the PPK assessment to help you understand how...

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Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 2
Feb27

Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 2

The Creative Community We don’t have time to flesh out the fullness of how the history of Ezra, Nehemiah and Haggai/Zechariah (and even Malachi) plays out in this short study. However, notice in yesterday’s reading and in today’s study how Ezra (the priest), spends most of his time shaping the people in the Scriptures, repentance, and in art of becoming a family again after their days in a 70-year exile in the pagan Babylon. As...

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Freebie #41-Aaron Keyes: Q&A Competence and Content
Feb25
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Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 1
Feb20

Honoring Christ In Forming Creative Community-Day 1

Whirlwind Bible History To open this 3-Day study, we’re gonna’ do some whirlwind Biblical history. You ready? Let’s start at the beginning. The Trinity. Our God is “us.” He’s three, and yet he’s the shamah—our God is ONE. As the Old Testament unfolds, we see many glimpses of our Trinitarian God acting within the story, but none quite so clear as in the very moments when all of humanity rebels the most. For example, in the days of...

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Freebie #40-Aaron Keyes: Truth In Creativity
Feb18
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