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Call and Circumstance

In the year King Uzziah died . . . So begins the sixth chapter of Isaiah, in which Isaiah is called as a prophet. In reading Isaiah’s call story, it’s easy to get caught up in the wild elements of the story: the Lord sitting on a high and lofty throne; the seraphs and their various wings; the hot coal and the tongs that carry it, etc.   874 more words

My Life As Pastor

The Black Charismatic

This year, invited artists Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi, graced Helsinki’s annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival with a dynamic program that comprised a film screening, live performance and video installation. 1,208 more words

Contemporary Art

Obama Foundation Announces Additional Information on Inaugural Summit

Summit to include civic leaders, artists, and business leaders in main stage sessions, and breakout sessions on a diverse range of topics

Today, the Obama Foundation announced additional information on the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on… 447 more words


2015: Rebuild

Theaster Gates’s transformation of an abandoned bank in Chicago.

Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.” (See more)

Our Labor is Our Protest

“This sort of future culture is available to whoever makes the choice, regardless of background, a culture of place.”

– Gary Snyder from Come into the Watershed… 1,559 more words

T.Vivant Core Writings