Sunday, June 18, 2006
There are some weekend that remind you of everything good about work, faith and creativity. Recently, I had such a weekend.
For the last six months we've been working towards an event for Christians across the creative industries to unite, pray, think and cast a little bit of vision for God's purposes in the Arts. It was a great weekend, exceeding all expectations. Some of you would have been there too and, hopefully, been as encouraged as I was.
We laughed, prayed, sang, played, thought, stayed up late and ate amazing food served up by crazy Italian ladies. We listened hard to what it means to be a wholistic worshipper in an area of society that badly needs the gospel of Christ. For me, one of the key questions to come out of Interface was how we listen to a culture that is increasingly fragmented.
When the apostle Paul stood up in Athens to preach he began with culture and led his audience to Christ. Today, when we stand up in the arts, which audience are we addressing? With so many differant languages in the contemporary arts it is impossible to give a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to engaging for the gospel. It is our task as Christians in the creative arts to be good listeners to the languages God has called us into, recognising that whilst the medium we share the gospel in changes, the message within remains uncompromised and the same.
Thanks to all of you who made it such a great weekend. Thanks Becci for taking the pics here. Thanks Ellis, Pete and Steve for faithful teaching. Thanks to all who performed on the open mic slot and exhibited in the exhibition. Thanks all. We'll do it again!
Posted by Ally Gordon at 9:33 PM