Articles, Books, and People
The Language of Missions
July 25, 2019
Musicians, visual artists, dancers, drama students, photographers, film students, and other artists are entering the mission field at a record pace, fundamentally changing the way we do missions. How so? What makes the arts so effective at communicating truths about God and the gospel? How do the arts communicate differently than plain words? The languages of the arts, like all languages, are rooted in the language of the triune God. They reveal the nature of God, speak of his purposes, and assure us of his presence. God speaks through the arts of every language, tribe, and nation to help us know him and worship him through every culture of the world ...
June 1, 2019
On January 1996, representatives from the Lutheran World Foundation in all five continents gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to talk about the relationship between worship and culture.
John Bunyan: Missionary Artist?
February 1, 2019
Was John Bunyan a missionary artist? During the day, John Bunyan was an artisan, a tinker, who worked with metal. At night, he was a preacher, a missionary who spoke outside of church buildings to people not hearing the gospel.
Oswald Chambers: Utmost for His Highest?
September 1, 2018
We know Oswald Chambers as a writer, but did you know that he was also an artist and a missionary? He studied for a time and was offered a scholarship at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, ranked as the top art school in the world.
Lillian Trotter: Many Beautiful Things
August 1, 2018
"Many Beautiful Things," a documentary now available on iTunes, tells the story of Lilias Trotter (1853-1928), an extremely gifted artist, who was acclaimed by the top art critic of the day to be possibly England's top living artist. However, Lilias decided to give up her art and move to North Africa as a missionary. Give up? Why?