EES News

My Story, My Song

Terry Pierce will facilitate a program of storytelling and songwriting with a group of women veterans, as a way to open space for God to speak to their lives. She will work in partnership with a professional musician.

On the Row

On the Row is a theatrical performance that allows audiences to hear the voices of the incarcerated in a way that reminds all of us what it means to be human. The E-21 grant to producer Kathy McGregor anchors a matching grant to the Prison Story Project to perform two new tours, one of which … Read More »

Zero Tolerance

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Rosen co-curated the exhibit “Zero Tolerance” with her spouse, Dr. Aaron Rosen, in Billings, Montana. Intended to foster a powerful and inspiring image of Christian social engagement on behalf of the disenfranchised outsider in American society, the Rosens used grant funds to commission the exhibit by the artist Michael Takeo Magruder. … Read More »

Lectio Musica

Matthew David Morris launched Lectio Musica, a weekly, lectionary-based podcast with scripture and original music, for Ordinary Time ‘18 (May 21st). His grant work includes writing and recording one original song for each week, as well as recording the intro and outro music and the scripture readings. The podcast explores the spiritual practice of writing songs from to scripture, … Read More »

Visual Arts and Spiritual Direction in NYC

She has created a training model for the use of expressive arts in spiritual direction. She will offer it to the Spiritual Direction class at GTS and in other NYC locations.

Bold Enough to Say

Billy Webster wrote and produced a rock opera, Bold Enough to Say. The performance piece is based on twelve songs he wrote in response to meditating on the Lord’s Prayer. It premiered in Brooklyn at the church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in October, 2014. The second performance was at Garden City Community Church … Read More »

The Homeless as Evangelists

Dr. Lisa Kimball and the Rev. Marge McNaughton facilitated the ministry of evangelism by homeless members of the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. Participants in the Gospel Art! program created original works of art and reproduced some of these on notecards. The art was sold at Epiphany, at the Eastern Market in Washington, DC, … Read More »

Sweet Hour of Prayer

He produced a musical set in an emergency room, after the son of a local preacher goes on a shooting rampage at a local convenience store. It premiered in NYC in 2012, exploring the faithful response when bad things happen to good people.