The Language of the Lens: An Interview with Ken Fast

The Language of the Lens: An Interview with Ken Fast

By Ken Fast. Tags:

The most powerful influence on my life has been my parents. They were beautiful people who lived their entire life for others. They grew up in Mennonite communities in western Canada, left as newlyweds and spent over thirty years in South America working with indigenous people. Continue reading

Discovering Beauty: The Tradition of Iconography

Discovering Beauty: The Tradition of Iconography

By Ken Noster. Tags:

Considering all the media and the multiplicity of creative means of expressing yourself artistically, why would someone study Iconography? Whereas most art forms encourage the artist to be creative, iconography does just the opposite. The iconographer strives to reproduce with exactness the icon he is copying. Continue reading

Featured Artist: Cindy Bouwers

Featured Artist: Cindy Bouwers

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Cindy Bouwers was born in Picture Butte, Alberta. In 1984, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with Distinction, in Visual Communication Design from the University of Alberta. She went on to enjoy a successful career as a graphic designer. Continue reading

The Stranger – Poetry

The Stranger – Poetry

By Michael Lee Zwiers. Tags:

A stranger passed this way and left
His fingerprints on leaves of trees,
On blossoms waving bye the wind, Continue reading

Sacred Art at St. Mary’s Church-Cochrane

Sacred Art at St. Mary’s Church-Cochrane

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Warren Harbeck writes on the sacred art of St. Mary’s Church-Cochrane and the importance of “doing something beautiful for God.” Continue reading

A Shift from Servant to Shepherd Leadership

A Shift from Servant to Shepherd Leadership

By Frederick Henry. Tags:

Frederick Henry discusses different paradigms of Christian leadership, highlights the idea of leading as a shepherd, and recommends several insightful books. Continue reading

Performing on the Inside

Performing on the Inside

By Benjamin Wert. Tags:

Theatre of the Beat, founded in 2011, is a travelling theatre troupe that has gained a reputation for tackling tough topics. Its members create and perform intimate theatrical presentations across Canada, teach drama programs, and host coffee house discussions. Continue reading

Connections, Old and New

Connections, Old and New

By Beth McLean Wiest. Tags:

Harmony through Harmony (HtH), founded in 2009, is a choral organization with a difference. Today, three ensembles with a total of 35-members, uses its collective voice to raise funds and awareness about social justice issues, while also developing the leadership skills of its members and building community. Continue reading

A Net for God: Chemin Neuf

A Net for God: Chemin Neuf

By Nancy Wood. Tags:

Chemin Neuf, which means “new way,” is a new religious community founded in France by a small charismatic prayer group. Its mission is evangelism, Christian formation and unity of all kinds. Continue reading

Creativity as One Answer to Violence

Creativity as One Answer to Violence

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Ron Rolheiser on the power of creativity to prevent a descent into darkness as seen in Michael Ondaatje’s Novel “Anil’s Ghost” Continue reading