Dr. Byron Spradlin - Artists in Ministry & Missions

What Business Are You In?

by Byron L. Spradlin He was brilliant. Clearly a child prodigy . . . the pride of Salzburg . . . a performer par excellence. At age five, he wrote an advanced concerto for...

November 5, 2021

What Are Ministry Practices?

Ministry practices can be defined by five simple things: Assuming God works supernaturally in and through the fullness of His triune Self. Humans can’t initiate the supernatural work of salvation, or the miraculous working of...

June 22, 2022

What Makes An Artistic Minister?

The Christian Arts community—I’m clearly convinced—is often confused about what ministry is. Not that other parts of the Christian community aren’t confused—they are. But Christians out of arts backgrounds oftentimes certainly face confusion when it comes...

June 15, 2022

What is Ministry?

Many Christian artists ask the question, what is ministry? Let me see if I can help answer this question by simply asking a few questions of my own, then answering them biblically. First Question: What is Ministry?...

June 8, 2022

Bringing Together Our Core Competencies

For the sake of ministry innovation critical to meet the rapid changes of our communities and cultures—to be effective—we Christians must bring together each of our core competencies to overcome the complexities of developing effective...

June 1, 2022

Ministry and Imagination

No one can believe anything they can’t imagine. This reality makes artists and evangelism intimately go together. “But what about the importance of the content of evangelism?” one might ask. Most of you reading this blog agree...

May 11, 2022

12 Roles For Artists in Life & Living

Artists Artistically gifted people have been endowed with “unusual wisdom at imaginative design and expression” (the definition of the Hebrew term “craftsman”—see e.g. Ex. 31 or Ex 35). Hopefully these categories will help you...

April 27, 2022

Is Artistic Leadership Necessary?

Artistic leadership in biblical times was necessary for instruction and admonition. Throughout the Prophetic Books of the Bible one sees serious dramatic teaching, instructing, and admonishing. This was done through media (vision), story and...

April 20, 2022
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