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
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?
'Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed - or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'Luke 10:41-42 We can all identify with Martha’s plea. She is filled with good intentions, busy doing good … Continue reading Abiding and “The One Thing.”
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?
In Acts 17: 24-25 Paul talks to a group of educated, deeply religious Athenians and challenges their understanding of who and what "God" is. "The God who made the world and everything in it is the LORD of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served … Continue reading God does not live in temples built by human hands.
"Let purpose be your bouncer. Let it decide what goes into your gathering and what stays out."Priya Parker, The Art of Gathering As I'm reading through The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker with an eye to developing corporate worship I'm finding all sorts of great ideas and tips on ways to elevate the experience … Continue reading Let Purpose Be Your Bouncer
https://player.vimeo.com/video/259100287 Millennials are flocking to a host of new organizations that deepen community in ways that are powerful, surprising and even religious.The How We Gather Report Convergence began about 12 years ago. So, that is right in the middle of what was commonly referred to as the "Emergent Church Movement" (Click here for a great … Continue reading Millennials Are Changing The Way We Gather