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.”
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.
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.