Here is a new web-site for Christians in the arts and media coming from some great folks in London. They have a group that has a ministry with a vision very similar to what Act One is busy about here in Hollywood, basically to create community for Christian artists.
The principle visionary, Steve Cole, and I had an interesting discussion about exactly what are the parameters of Christian community. Act One's vision is to create community animated by the organizations keynotes: ARTISTRY, PROFESSIONALISM, TRUTH, PRAYER.
Artisan's keynotes, on the other hand are (from their web site):
UNITY – HUMILTY – PRAYER
It sounds good, but what does it mean in reality?
Unity – We need one another. Life and our relationship with God was never designed to be a solo journey.
Humility – As individuals we all have our part to play, but we are not the key. Only God can transform these industries.
Prayer – As in all of life, prayer must be central. It is so often key to seeing God breaking into nations; people; industries.
It seems to me that you can see an American - European divide in the keynotes...not that there's anything wrong with that. Still, if we are going to renew the culture (HA!) it is going to take a whole lote of different keynotes.
So, God bless the Artisans!