What is being questioned by modern thinkers and artists is a Christianity that has reduced itself into a social construct that rejects the world, even while it says it believes in Jesus who loves the world; it finds its identity not in love but in being the opposite of what it considers ‘liberal,’ immoral, contemporary, socialist, scientific and experimental.
"In the midst of chaos, destruction, uncertainty, natural and human made disaster, the Divine calls us to new life, and to peace" Author, Cornelia van Voorst
"The artist as gardener needs to be attentive, humble, knowledgeable, trusting, respectful; dedicated and devoted..." Author, Cornelia van Voorst
When we witness great improvisation, we're floored. Somehow the performer magically knows what to say, what notes to play, what gestures come next! They leave us spellbound because (seemingly) out of nothing comes something special. But great improvisers are not working from nothing. They have clearly defined structures and frameworks within which to work. They … Continue reading Improvised Liturgy
Art gives us hope to do more than survive – it beckons us to live! At Convergence we're dedicated to cultivating the soul of culture by equipping artists of faith to embrace their calling. Won’t you join us in this vital work? Convergence is the culmination of 15 years of people coming together to grow … Continue reading Stories of Convergence | Support Spring2ACTion
Sculptor, Karen Swenholt is our first in the Convergence Spotlight Video Series. Karen is a figurative sculptor who lives and works in Northern Virginia. She is currently Artist in Residence at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia where her studio is located. Her large-scale sculptures are on view in the Convergence Sculpture Garden.
For almost fifteen years, Convergence has been exploring the intersection of art, faith and the human experience. Now, with we are creating ways to share what we've learned and experienced with others and finding new ways to connect with artists around faith and cultural engagement through soul|makers. https://youtu.be/oaPjZb-Sbow soul|makers Forming Emerging Leaders in the Arts … Continue reading soul|makers
Convergence is the culmination of 14 years of stories. The stories of people coming together to grow spiritually and creatively. The stories of people sharing an expanded vision of the world; supporting each other in their quest to become who they were created to be. Convergence is 14 years of stories about finding faith, hope … Continue reading Meet Convergence
Through the gifts of Art, Music, and Prayer, we are renewed in our creativity as we listen for God’s voice through the use of Re Words! Reflect - Restore - Be Refreshed! No matter where we are in our faith journey; being in community, the Art of Re is a way to refocus, and redirect … Continue reading The Art of “Re-“
Have you ever considered the possibility that your creative work in the world is ministry when it comes from a place rooted in Christ?