United Adoration Blog
Art, encouragement and stories from Creative Communites around the world
United Adoration has a new logo! We are excited to share the story behind our new symbol. United Adoration works with artists and pastors to revitalize the creativity of the local church in order to minister to the Lord and His people, and our new logo reflects this work. The design is inspired by the story of the artist Bezalel (Exodus 31) and the chestpiece designed for the high priest to wear as he ministered to the Lord (Exodus 28).
“We are on a mission to revitalize the creativity of the local church by empowering artists to write music & create art in their own language, culture, and context.”
For some of us, feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or loneliness are a part of every Christmas. If this is you, may I tell you something? You have actually been holding one of the keys to Advent as you bravely faced each December – a key that many more of us will need to discover this year to unlock our Christmas joy.
Kate Bluett is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom who writes while her kids are otherwise occupied. She attended UA Retreats in Dallas, Texas in 2018 and 2019 and has been an active participant in the UA Online Creative Sessions. These retreats and sessions have led to...
It is obvious that music has been a means of powerful expression for my soul. But to what end? Thomas Aquinas writes, “A song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice.” The hardship of our lives primes us for those outbursts of sorrow and joy, and songs and poems allow us to transcend our present sufferings by shifting our focus to the eternal. They give us the ability to fulfill our “chief end,” to both glorify and enjoy God forever. They re-center our lives, reorder our hearts, and reset our minds on Truth.
1. Why do you create? I create because it is super good for me to create. When I am overcome with emotions and feelings I can’t shake, I create in order to process them. I believe that creating is God’s naturally given therapy for His people. But theologically, I...
Awaken! An Online Bilingual Advent-Themed Songwriting Retreat
2020.11.22 Yesterday, Ryan Maike, Mike Fox, Javier Contesse and I led a bilingual songwriting creative session with five attendees representing five different countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, and USA. Nine new songs were written, including one in English.
When Jamilla attended a UA songwriting retreat in Nairobi, Kenya, she was struggling with depression.
Debra Kornfield is a writer in Pennsylvania. She wrote the book, All I See is Grace and writer for her blog, “But God.” She recently attended a retreat with UA leader Elise Massa.