Resources

External Resources

by CCCA

THEOLOGY AND THE ARTS
 



Transpositions
As the official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Transpositions aims to bring the ongoing conversation between theology and the arts to the general public. The blog regularly features the work of architects, authors, filmmakers, musicians, poets, and visual artists, as well as articles about culturally relevant trends within Christianity and the contemporary art world.
http://www.transpositions.co.uk/





Image Journal: Art, Faith, Mystery
Image is both a literary journal and a multifaceted arts organization on the cutting edge of cultural change. With a mission to support and showcase contemporary art that roams the ground between faith and mystery—art that calls us into the imaginative life and makes us aware of the rich possibilities of being human—the Image blog is an invaluable resource.
http://imagejournal.org/



First Things
Published by The Institute of Religion and Public Life, First Things is an educational institute aiming to advance a religiously informed public philosophy. In addition to the magazine, the Institute hosts educational programs that promote religiously informed analysis of culture, society, theology, and religious liberty.
https://www.firstthings.com


CAELA - Christian Arts Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Advocates
Christian Arts Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Advocates (CAELA) is an arts service organization providing resources, information, and connections for people who are living out their faith in service to God and others through leadership in the arts.
http://www.caela-arts.org



The Grove, Center for the Arts and Media, 
The Grove is a community of artists whose mission and passion is cultivating the spiritual life and creative work of artists.  Through cultivating relationships, providing professional development, free webinars, affordable classes, free eBooks and online resources, The Grove seeks to equip artists from all over the world in their spiritual life and creative work.
http://thegrovecenter.org/


International Arts Movement
IAM is a non-profit arts organization founded by Makoto Fujimura, which gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith, and humanity. This blog regularly reports on culture, cinema, theatre, literature, music, and the visual arts.
http://iamculturecare.com/


Stoneworks
Stoneworks is a global arts initiative for cultural restoration and the recovery of the imagination in the life and mission of the church. The website gathers Christian arts leaders, innovators, and culture shapers together and offers online access to networking resources, reviews and articles.
http://stoneworks-arts.org/


VISUAL ARTS

       

CIVA: Christians in the Visual Arts
Founded in 1979, the organization’s longstanding vision is to help artists, arts pastors, collectors, critics, designers, historians, and videographers explore the profound relationship between art and faith. With this as a point of beginning, CIVA’s broad range of conferences, exhibits, programs, and publications exists to help the art and faith movement flourish both in the Church and in culture.
http://civa.org


Seeds Fine Art Exhibits
Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ mission is to serve the community by transforming galleries into sacred spaces. By unearthing the finest unsung contemporary artists and presenting compelling visual narratives that address humanity’s core issues, Seeds Fine Arts Exhibits invites contemplation of  “that something other”; that which is beyond science, the physical world and intellect. Much of Seed Fine Art’s mission serves solitary artists in their studios or homes by encouraging them in their creative quests. 
http://www.seedsfineart.org


THEATRE

      

CITA: Christians in Theatre Arts
Christians In Theatre Arts has been organized to give Christians a continent-wide support network of other believers who are also theatre artists.
http://cita.org


MUSIC

      

Soli Deo Gloria
Since its founding in Chicago in 1993, Soli Deo Gloria, Inc. has sought to enhance, promote and preserve classical sacred music in the Biblical tradition, at the highest level. At the heart of its mission is the commissioning of new sacred music from the world’s leading composers. In addition, the organization sponsors sacred music concerts and recordings around the world.
http://sdgmusic.org/

Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
CFAMC seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and help build His kingdom by encouraging the work and witness of Christian composers of symphonic and chamber music, opera, and other concert works.Located throughout the United States and abroad, CFAMC members are professional and academic composers (faculty and students), vocational composers, church musicians interested in art music, and other individuals who support the CFAMC mission and want to be involved in our activities. 
http://cfamc.org/


LITERATURE

      

Books and Culture
Books and Culture, under the umbrella of the organization Christianity Today, is both a literary publication and an online resource that provides high-quality essays on the topic of evangelical engagement with philosophy, culture, and the arts.
http://www.booksandculture.com/


FILM/TELEVISION

      

Filmwell
An affiliate of The Other Journal, the Filmwell blog explores contemporary television and film through essays, interviews, reviews, and festivals directed at Christian filmmakers.
http://theotherjournal.com/filmwell/


CULTURE

      

RELEVANT Magazine
Since 2002, RELEVANT has been covering faith, culture and intentional living as the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirty-somethings. RELEVANT Media Group is a multimedia company whose purpose is to impact culture and give voice to what God is doing in and through this generation. In addition to a print magazine, RELEVANT offers a daily updated, interactive online magazine.
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/


Christ and Pop Culture
Christ and Pop Culture is an online magazine that addresses important issues and topics in popular culture through long-form featured articles, challenging and timely blog posts, a conversational podcast, and a bi-weekly iOS magazine. Their aim is to produce cultural criticism and commentary at a high level, while retaining our distinctly Christian perspective.
http://christandpopculture.com


Think Christian
Think Christian is a collaborative digital magazine that recognizes contemporary culture – from politics to the arts, from business to science – as falling beneath God's sovereignty. They provide online articles that engage this God-owned, human-driven world by discussing what it means to live as a Christian within it.
https://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/


The Curator
The goal of The Curator blog is to inspire its readers to engage deeply with culture that enriches life and broadens experience. In keeping with the belief that artistic excellence paves the way for lasting, enduring humanity, The Curator has encouraged, promoted, and uncovered artifacts of culture—those things humans create—that inspire and embody truth, goodness and beauty.
http://www.curatormagazine.com/


Mockingbird
Mockingbird is a ministry that seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. They do this primarily, but not exclusively, via a daily weblog, semi-annual conferences, and an ongoing publications initiative.
http://www.mbird.com


Q Ideas
Q was birthed out of Gabe Lyons’ vision to see Christians, especially leaders, recover a vision for their historic responsibility to renew and restore cultures. Q facilitates the investigation of deeper engagement and responsibility in each of four following topics: culture, future, church, and gospel, and is dedicated to equipping innovators, social entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists, church-shapers, futurists, scientists, educators, historians, environmentalists, and everyday people to do extraordinary things. 
qideas.org

 

 

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