Arts & Culture

Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

We were a team of almost 20 people (Filipino and American), representing multiple organisations and a variety of art disciplines: music, dance, visual art, photography, audio recording, drama, storytelling, jewelry-making, 3D paper crafts and even quilling....

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Impacting the Youth Through Music

In January, Heart Sounds International sent a team of five to South Asia to work alongside the longest established Christian rock band. For 18 years, this group of men has impacted the lives of youth through its music, inspiring hundreds to become musicians...

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Remember to Expect the Unexpected

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes when what has been prayed over and carefully prepared begins, it becomes messy, tangled, and unpleasant. If this is true anywhere, it is true in Africa. But, messy, tangled, and unpleasant is not always disast...

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New Indigenous Worship Recording

It was with great pleasure that HSI entered into its first project last autumn within a particular East Asian region. Our focus was to offer a songwriting workshop and make a recording of ten previously composed worship songs. In addition, the team offered...

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Multicultural Worship Collective

The Multicultural Worship Leaders Network has released their first compilation album with contributions from several different worship leaders, bands, languages and musical styles.

The Importance of Sound

Sounds have a profound impact on people. Audio engineers play a crucial role in Heart Sounds International because they capture the locals combining their indigenous sounds with songs steeped in scripture. In the past several months, audio engineers have be...

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Foundation 2: Artistic Expression in Early Christianity

This brief survey of artistic expressions within the Early Church invites contemporary application within today’s worship community.

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Application 1: Arts Open Tibetan Hearts to the Gospel

A synthesizing of Tibetan cultural arts and the Christian message of hope enables Tibetans to believe in Jesus.

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Application 3: Community Engagement through Ethnodramatology

Dance, drama, and the blurring of the line between “performers” and “participants” are ways in which the presentation of the gospel is engaging local cultures.

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Application 4: Engaging People through Visual Arts

God can work in relationship-building ways in non-receptive areas when an artist remains available and accessible to local viewers.

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Application 5: Sharing Faith through Contextualized Visual Arts

Whether henna “storying” in South Asia or “contemporary indigenous art” in Australia, the visual arts provide a means of sharing the love of God.

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Application 6: Church Planting with Bible Storying and the Creative Arts

By combining storytelling with various artistic expressions, effective strategies are developing for communicating the gospel in culturally relevant ways.

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Application 11: Arts Enliven Scripture-based Storytelling

An organization has experienced the favor of God as a result of its commitment to oral communication strategies

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Using Rituals to Disciple Oral Learners: Part 1

What can we learn from the powerful effects of rituals from cultures and how can rituals be used for meaningful discipleship.

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