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I’ll use Rocks

The other day a friend told me that the governor of Kansas was shutting down all arts programing for the entire state. You would have thought – from the tone of the statement – that the arts were dying or dead in the Jayhawk state. This kind of thing is not the only...

10 years ago…

I had always thought I’d get to the top of them…but it could wait, after all they would always be there. The morning started like it normally did for me – reluctant to leave sleep but looking forward to seeing the students. Knowing that I was meeting Paul to collect...

At the end of the Arts project…

TOP: Sarah and I with Manhattan skyline in backBOTTOM: The Arts Project in Times SquareI know it’s been a bit of a delay on recent blogs from us but we kinda got sucked into immediate life where it was difficult to find a moment for an update. But now we have a...

Arts Summer Project update…

Hey friends,We are at the end of our second week here in NYC with the arts project. We have a great bunch of students. We are finished with painting the mural that Sarah designed (see the pic), and the students are deep into the creation of the art for the show in a...

Weary legs and Beauty…

It had been a long wonderful day; lots of work with the satisfaction that you knew you were participating in something larger than yourself. Nevertheless, the weight of the First Father’s curse prevailed as it does on most days and our legs felt the weariness of...

A friend’s project…Dickens…

John Hendrix's upstairs studio This past March I had the privilege to go to a conference in St. Louis that was about the Church and the Arts. My friends John and Andrea Hendrix were gracious enough to take this poor traveler in for almost a week. I was able to spend...

On our way…

Smokey downtown Jacksonville, FloridaBy the time you read this we will be in New York City for our summer project. We spent the last few days traveling up to Maryland where my (Kirk's) parents live. We traveled through wildfire zones (Jacksonville, Florida - the pic...

In my reading…

I've really come to enjoy reading the theology of Herman Bavinck (more on him click here). I came across this passage in my reading as I prepare for teaching college students this summer about the importance of the arts to the mission of God.In no way should the...

More info please…

I looked at the date of our last blog post and realized I hadn't done anything in 4 months. That is waaaaaaay too long.Seminary is a bit to blame for that as I had four papers to do for my four classes. that isn't all that big a deal for a Master's level program...