It’s not a pretty sight. We look at our churches’ offerings and we struggle to stay optimistic. We see other churches cutting back on expenses and even laying off staff. We wonder who will be next.
The Psalms are the Bible’s hymnbook. For thousands of years, people have sung David’s lyrics as praise back to God. One would be hard-pressed to find a greater collection of God-ordained, beautiful poetic songs. David is admired as one of the greatest songwriters ever.
But would he make it today?
How would his songs sing in churches in 2011? Continue reading
If you are an artist who happens to use his art in the church, then you may be introspective, unfocused, full of fears, a daydreamer, disorganized, susceptible to erratic mood swings, lacking in self-confidence, a people pleaser, a perfectionist, and a procrastinator – just to name a few. If that describes you and, to top it off, you are discouraged trying to be an artist in the church, make sure you pick up “Pursuing Christ. Creating Art” by Gary Molander.
This is not a book full of practical ideas. This is a book that will refresh you at your deepest level. It will help you embrace the person that God made you to be. It will encourage you to just create art because you have to – not as a tool to impress others or to feel good about yourself. You need to create art because that’s what God made you to do. That is a beautiful and life-giving place.