We are all made with a capacity and desire to create and for some children and teens, this desire to play an instrument, learn to draw and paint, or take dance lessons is not an option due to the family's financial situation. Now low-income kids and youth can explore and grow their talent through the creative arts program at Youth Hope. We hear about how Youth Hope is helping young people develop their God-given talents and be a safe place to explore and learn about God’s love as we welcome Juan Valtierra and Dave Hodge to Ken and Deb in the Morning.
What does art have to do with faith? How do great works of art, music, poems, and video enhance and enrich our spiritual journey with Christ? Ken and Deb visit with artist Terry Glaspey who says that appreciating and participating in the creative process can help us grow closer to God, the ultimate Creator. Listen in for this encouragement to make art appreciation a lifelong adventure!
Terry Glaspe is a writer, editor, creative mentor, and someone who finds various forms of art—painting, films, novels, poetry, and music—to be some of the places where he most deeply connects with God. He has a master's degree in history from the University of Oregon, as well as undergraduate degrees emphasizing counseling and pastoral studies. He has written over a dozen books, including Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis, The Prayers of Jane Austen, 25 Keys to Life-Changing Prayer, Bible Basics for Everyone, and others. He has two daughters and lives in Eugene, Oregon.