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From Whence Beauty Came

A culture that values beauty, values life. One of our goals as leaders should be to teach the appreciation of beautiful things. When we see significance in the complexity of creation as well as in the self discipline of creating, we esteem art to a place of tremendous influence. Where Read more…

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Making Time for Creating

Tonight, my dear friend Wayne Thomas Batson arrives at our home for a three day writing weekend that we call a Writer’s Bootcamp. We’ve been conducting these annually for the past nine years. Usually, we write, talk, write, eat, drink, write, use the bathroom (separately), talk, write, and then pass Read more…

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Raul Midón

Yesterday, we discussed what good art is supposed to do, and the fine art character sculptures of Stéphane Halleux and his new animated movie. Here’s some more inspiring work by multi-disciplined musicians Raul Midón. I really don’t want to say anything else. Just come back here and comment when you’re Read more…

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Mr. Hublot

Art is supposed to capture your imagination. It’s supposed to awaken your childlike sense of wonder, or, at the very least, convict you that you may have lost it. It’s supposed to portray the world as it could be. At least, good art is supposed to. I fell in love Read more…

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Fun with Procreate (iPad)

Grass Forrest Mite (GFM) I recently heard about Procreate for the iPad care of @sidmohede on Instagram. While he and I are both on staff at our churches—mostly for music and communication related endeavors—we also share a similar past in being groomed for Disney’s animation department back in high school. Read more…

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TSR Fan Art

This permanent page is dedicated to all the amazing artists out there who love Aria-Prime as much as I do. These are their works, representational of their dreams of the far-off world above the cloud-floor. If you’re an artist and have an image you’d like to submit, please email it Read more…

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Gallop Amps

I was at a friend’s 50th birthday Saturday night in PA, and one of his best friends flew in and surprised him from Las Vegas. Nice friend. Don Gallop is a church planter, something I respect highly. And as his tent making, he builds custom, one-off amps. As we talked Read more…

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Sprig Dreams Coming True

Listening to my dad dream inside Sprig Studios is pretty amazing. Watching it coming to life in real time is even more so. We’re right in the middle of build out again, this time with the end in sight. Lights getting ordered, flooring finishes being assigned, and new equipment getting Read more…