All posts tagged: Arts

15 Tips for blogging from John Newton/ Part 3


11. Learn to blog your observations more freely, especially if you are bent towards a stilted formalism. “I wish you not only to write a good hand, but a good letter; and the whole art is to write with freedom and ease. When you take your pen in hand, pop things down just as they come to your mind; just as you would speak of them without study” (6:304). 12. Blog humbly and in faith, knowing the Lord will lead you to offer a “word in season” for your readers in their time of need. “I love to give up my heart and pen, without study, when I am writing. The Lord knows the state of my friends, their present temptations, etc and I look to him to give me a word in season” (6:42). 13. Pray that God would fill your soul with divine joy as you write, that this joy would be communicated on the screen, resulting in a shared joy with your reader. “Oh! that the power of God would set my …

Dancing to the Beat of Shalom: Christians Revive Kansas City’s Arts Scene


By Kevin Selders via Chtistianity When Jeremiah Enna and Mona Störling-Enna prayed to find a city where they could launch a world-class dance company, they expected God to respond with a cultural hotspot like London or Helsinki. Nearly 20 years later, the two classically trained dancers and husband and wife team smile when they think about where they landed. “We prayed for about a year-and-a-half and just couldn’t get a grip on it. Then we came to visit my brother in Kansas City, Kansas, for Christmas,” says Enna, who grew up in the Kansas City area. “My brother said, ‘Why don’t you move to Kansas City?’ We both said, ‘Why?’ (laughs)” But after learning of the growing arts community in nearby Kansas City, Missouri, the couple moved into Enna’s brother’s attic during the summer of 1995 with $800 in their pockets and God’s calling on their hearts. “We were like little immigrants,” Störling-Enna says. Since that time of uncertainty, however, the Ennas and fellow leaders at The Culture House and Störling Dance Theater have given …