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Live Painting at Summit VIII

One of the most memorable special features of both Summit VIII and Summit VII was the live, on-site painting by award-winning artist Hyatt Moore.  Every true movement requires great art to nourish, inspire and guide its ongoing vision.  As expressed at times on this blog, I’ve been very encouraged by recent expressions of this kind […]


Art with a Mission IV: Film

“Nothing is more human than stories and storytelling,” observes Os Guinness.  He’s right.  From 3-year-olds to the crowd at the retirement home, we all delight in a story well told.  A good story can touch us to the core…and change us in the process.  No wonder Jesus didn’t express almost anything without telling a story […]


Art With a Mission III: Photograph & a Poignant Story

When talking about art that can fuel movements, photography deserves a central place.  Photographs help us feel the reality of things we’d previously grasped only on an intellectual level.  They carry a deep power to connect mind with heart, moving individuals from cerebral agreement to passionate action. A number of tremendous humanitarian photographers have contributed […]


Art with a Mission II: Peder Eide

This week, we’re highlighting the significance of good art to any movement, and the way artists are using their talent to nurture the Christian orphan care movement. Anyone who’s been to a recent Summit remembers singer-songwriter Peder Eide. Peder’s stage presence (really, his presence anywhere) is alternately deep/sober and vivacious/hilarious. Whether in person conversation or […]


The Orphan Movement and the Power of Film

As we’ve explored in the past in this blog, any great movement is nourished and sustained by well-crafted art.  For centuries, the very best art in the western world was inspired and infused by Christian faith.  Sadly, compelling art and committed faith seem to have parted ways somewhere along the line.  In recent decades, much […]


Complete, but there’s more

During the last session of the Summit, Hyatt Moore looked at life and children through the eyes of an artist. He said something like this: Art is a metaphor for all of us. Something from nothing. Order from disorder. At any stage it could be done. It was good before. It is good now. I feel […]