Blog Archive

“Unfolding” Art Exhibit 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

October 18, 2017

October 11-15, 2017, Nagoya, Japan, “Unfolding” Art Exhibit

Mama Vao Vao: Sakalava Women Sew Tapestries of Hope 

Rebe McReynoldsAdoany, Madagascar

September 28, 2017

I’ve recently left my upstairs art studio to find a new one outside among my Sakalava neighbors. The women around me are artisans creating curtains and tablecloths using traditional sewing techniques passed down from their grandmothers. This local skill has helped to support them for generations, but the truth is that the skill is beginning to fade away …

Culture Care and Art 

Berenice RarigFiji Islands

August 2, 2016

Berenice Rarig, MTW missionary in Perth, Australia, was recently the artist in residency at the Culture Care Conference at Fuller Seminary.

Vultures & Rocking Chairs 

Berenice RarigFiji Islands

December 7, 2015

This past Sunday morning my face, all fidgety, was glued to my iPad in Perth, Australia, as I waited for Frank and Ariadna (who are 12 hours behind me) to call in. Then finally a ring sounded and there they were, sharing head phones, on a borrowed tablet, in the center square of town, under a flickering street lamp together with 200+ other people struggling to connect to an irascible internet …

How Artists Are Shaping Culture in Cuba 

Berenice RarigFiji Islands

December 7, 2015

Ariadna and Frank are established artists and budding theologians in Holguín, Cuba, a city in the eastern part of the island nation. As members of Iglesia La Colina de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross Church), they are at the epicenter of a church-planting explosion in Cuba; as leaders of a “Gospel and the Arts” movement in Holguín, they are passionate about making new disciples within their creative community. Thanks to a summer visit from two MTW missionaries, they are more excited than ever about the connection between art and the gospel.