Welcome to a new part of my life. Many of you know about my love for arts as a writer/journalist, photographer and musician—and my heart for encouraging others’ creativity. God has now called me into another area of ministry where I’ll keep doing what I’m doing, but with more intentionality.

Just over a year ago, I was interviewing Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International executive director Byron Spradlin for a ChristianWeek Ontario article. A challenge from Byron led to the formation of Selaw (pronounced ‘say-LAV’) Ministries.

Arts Connection for July 28, 2014 - Noemie Jean-Bourgeault - Arts, Faith and the City seminar

This summer students spent five weeks in Montreal learning and living the intersection of Arts, Faith and the City (https://www.bulbapp.com/montrealart). Tonight’s guest co-ordinated the seminar, sponsored by Youth With a Mission’s University of the Nations, the Wycliffe Bible Translators and Christian Direction. In an interview in Faith Today, Noemie Jean-Bourgeualt said the seminar would “give students the essential tools to understand the history and roots of the culture they live in.”
 

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July 28, 2014 - 21:30
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Arts Connection for Monday, July 14, 2014 - Emily Wierenga - Latest book: "Atlas Girl"

Emily Wierenga (http://www.emilywierenga.com/) has battled with body image issues and infertility. She’s turned those battles into a book and a passion for helping women learn to love themselves. And she and her husband are currently trying to adopt their third child. And Emily Wierenga has turned to a variety of artistic expressions—music, painting and writing—to express the lessons she’s learned through these challenges.

Interview date: 
July 14, 2014 - 21:30
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Arts Connection for Monday, July 7, 2014 - Phil Irish - Banff Centre for the Arts experience

The last time Arts Connection talked to Elora artist Phil Irish (http://www.philirish.com/Phil_Irish_08/Phil_Irish%3A_Visual_Artist.html), he had just arrived in Alberta and was a day into settling down to his residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Interview date: 
July 7, 2014 - 21:30
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Arts Connection for Monday, June 30, 2014 - Carolyn Weber - Grace Irwin Award win

After a career in academia, which included terms as the first female Dean of St. Peter’s College at Oxford University and associate professor of Romantic Literature at Seattle University tonight’s guest decided to return to her hometown of London, Ontario and focus on her writing. At this year’s Word Awards, Carolyn Weber’s (http://www.pressingsave.com/) Surprised by Oxford was honoured as the best published book, capturing her the prestigious Grace Irwin Award.

Interview date: 
June 30, 2014 - 21:30
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Arts Connection for Monday, June 23, 2014 - Brian Doerksen - Shiyr Poets project

Brian Doerksen (http://briandoerksen.com/index.php/) was only the second Canadian to receive a Gospel Music Association Dove Award. He’s also won a string of GMA Canada Covenant Awards and in 2008 he was given a Juno Award for his album Holy God. The B.C.-based singer/songwriter now has a new project in the works—the Shiyr Poets project (http://www.theshiyrpoets.com/) which is “making the world’s most loved and ancient songbook new again."
 

Interview date: 
June 23, 2014 - 21:30
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