Robert's blog http://localhost/blog/3 en First "Connections" newsletter launched http://localhost/content/first-connections-newsletter-launched <p>The first editions of <em>Connections</em> - a regular newsletter, to keep friends and supporters of <em>Arts Connection </em>informed - has been launched. If you didn&#39;t get the MailChimp e-mail and want to be added to the list, let me know. And if you want to see what it looks like, just click on this link: <a href=""></a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:29:27 +0000 Robert 194 at http://localhost Arts Connection added to Faith FM 99.9 London's roster http://localhost/content/arts-connection-added-faith-fm-999-londons-roster <p>Arts Connection is now being broadcast on Faith FM 99.9 in London each Monday at 10 p.m.<br /> This expansion now allows the half-hour program that explores the intersection of faith, arts and Canadian culture to reach a broader audience base. And it continues to be broadcast on Faith FM 94. 3 (Waterloo Region), which has been the program&#39;s home since it began in June 2011. That broadcast is heard each Monday at 9:30 p.m.<br /> You can support this expansion by:<br /> 1) Continuing to pray for Arts Connection and its ministry to share the stories the arts in Canada</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/arts-connection-added-faith-fm-999-londons-roster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:18:24 +0000 Robert 185 at http://localhost Crossroads - reflections from a shattered mirror http://localhost/content/crossroads-reflections-shattered-mirror <p>Getting people to agree on a definition of art is like getting a dozen Toronto Maple Leafs fans to agree on why the team hasn&rsquo;t won a Stanley Cup since 1967. For the record, I blame former owner Harold Ballard. But I digress.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/crossroads-reflections-shattered-mirror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:45:11 +0000 Robert 109 at http://localhost Crossroads - the intersection of faith, arts and Canadian culture http://localhost/content/crossroads-intersection-faith-arts-and-canadian-culture <p>Today marks the beginning of a project that&rsquo;s been percolating in the recesses of my mind for a few years now: a book on the intersection of faith, arts and Canadian culture.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/crossroads-intersection-faith-arts-and-canadian-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:06:47 +0000 Robert 108 at http://localhost A little bit about me http://localhost/content/little-bit-about-me <p>I&#39;ve had some good new recently. Here&#39;s a blip about it from <em>The Guelph Mercury</em> : Guelph writer up for Christian writing awards&nbsp;<a href=""></a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/little-bit-about-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:19:05 +0000 Robert 80 at http://localhost ArtsWatch: What I've learned about publishing http://localhost/content/artswatch-what-ive-learned-about-publishing <p>Reviewing a journal the other day I realized it&rsquo;s been just over a year since I found out that <em>Chasing the Wind</em> won the 2010 Word Alive Press publishing contest in the non-fiction category.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> It&rsquo;s been a whirlwind of a year beginning with editing, reading proofs and finally having the published books arrive on my doorstep. There was book launch, interviews and media appearances. And there was the pleasure of finding copies of <em>Chasing the Wind</em> in Chapters and Christian bookstores from here to Chatham.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/artswatch-what-ive-learned-about-publishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:49:43 +0000 Robert 48 at http://localhost downhere vocalist aims at spot in Queen touring production http://localhost/content/downhere-vocalist-aims-spot-queen-touring-production <p>The high-pitched vocalist from downhere, Marc Martel, is doing what many Christians say we should be doing - but getting flak for it.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Martel has entered the Queen Extravaganza (<a href=""></a>) contest where musicians use a video to audition a spot on a 2012 tour featuring the music of Queen. The band will be made up of musicians hand picked by Queen&rsquo;s drummer Roger Taylor. This is not a tribute band. It&rsquo;s a touring production of Queen music.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/downhere-vocalist-aims-spot-queen-touring-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:01:52 +0000 Robert 45 at http://localhost ArtsWatch: Is the medium the message? http://localhost/content/artswatch-medium-message <p>As a Canadian, I needed to quote philosopher Marshal McLuhan who is famously known for coining the expression &ldquo;the medium is the message.&rdquo; And nowhere did this point become more obvious this when than when I read a new novel and saw a new movie.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/artswatch-medium-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:08:09 +0000 Robert 41 at http://localhost ArtsWatch: "The Artist's Dance" http://localhost/content/artswatch-artists-dance <p>What did you read this summer? I&rsquo;ve had the chance to energize my creative juices by reading a few books which focused on the intersection of arts, faith and culture&mdash;some of which I mentioned in past weeks.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Another thought-generating and spirit-energizing book is <em>Creative Matters</em>, a collection of essays by members of the Creative Collective&mdash;which you can find out more about at <a href=""></a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/artswatch-artists-dance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:25:57 +0000 Robert 40 at http://localhost ArtsWatch: "Pursuing Christ, Creating Art" a must read book http://localhost/content/artswatch-pursuing-christ-creating-art-must-read-book <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for the next &ldquo;how-to&rdquo; book on doing art as a Christian, don&rsquo;t read<em> Pursuing Christ, Creating Art</em> by Gary Molander<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you&rsquo;re looking for a book that will challenge who you are as an artist and what you should be to create the best art you can, then devour <em>Pursing Christ, Creating Art</em>.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://localhost/content/artswatch-pursuing-christ-creating-art-must-read-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:02:11 +0000 Robert 38 at http://localhost