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
16 people from up and down the East Coast gathered to BETA test some of our brand new soul|makers art and vocation materials.
Ronya Dones, Virtual Artist in Residence 2022. Starting a new creative project of any kind is often intimidating, and this residency with Convergence was no different, but Lisa and Convergence community could not have been more supportive...
"We need visionary imagination because our souls need to be nourished, our imaginations re-awakened, and our passions flamed for living into the fullness of who we were created to be.
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
Ronya Dones is Convergence's first "Virtual Artist in Residence." As an artist and teacher, Ronya examines human flourishing with child-like curiosity and modern sophistication. She has developed innovative spiritual, social-emotional and arts-based programming for individuals, families, schools, museums, libraries, rehabilitation centers, therapists, churches, community and social service agencies.
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.
It's easy to mistakenly think that My Life is over here (on the left side of the page) - made up of all those little dots - and God is somewhere "out there." When I do that, my center is constantly shifting as the little dots vie for attention and urgency. In that state of … Continue reading Yeah…But How?