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Shawn Bolz Folk ArtExcerpt from an article I did for a friends magazine

Culture : cul·ture Pronunciation: \ˈkəl-chər\ Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.

God is rising up artisans all over the world to redefine culture.

As a matter of fact, this is a defining generation just like in the time of the great Renaissance period. The renaissance pulled people out of a dark age. The arts, science, literature, and music all released advanced themes that pushed society into the quickest advancement the world had ever seen and its happening again, and you get to be part of it

Artisans can impart subjects and themes into society more quickly than any other means of assimilation. Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, art with meaning is worth a thousand seminars. In other words change happens quickest when its themes are carried through a creative work. Religious Leaders and Politicians can not affect some of the greater changes in society that need to be made without a conditioning or imparting of the culture of this change.

Every Kingdom, government, and land has a culture. The Kingdom of Heaven also has a culture, and God is releasing artisans to be culture champions of the most amazing Kingdom there is. That means that God wants to give you access to Biblical AKA heavenly understanding so that you can bring clear representation of what He is thinking.

Colossians 3: 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds (affections) on things above, not on earthly things.

Artisans are the trainers of affection; the ones who help set humanities focus and develop society’s direction that their emotions and hearts will embrace. They are the ones who bring about intentional thinking that is forward moving.

CO-CREATING WITH GOD

When Jesus proclaimed the great commandment “Love the Lord God with all your heart, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” It was never supposed to be separated into two, right down the middle.

In 1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. *(the world sees the face of God when we love one another).

In other words, when people see love they see God. As an artisan of the entertainment world, you are called to reveal self-love, romantic love, family love, city love, national love, nature love, and educational love, all of the loves that reveal what God looks like!

Religious institutions seem so preoccupied with defining the first part of worshipping God that they have advocated the second part of the great commandment to the world to do….we are called to define relational love and it is what reveals God in a way that we cannot help but worship.

Instead of the radio being filled with songs that pervert the concept of the culture of love, movies that distort the view of true love, and fashion that pulls away from the purity of what love is, what will happen when you rise up as a co-creator with God to influence and birth a new kind of culture, an original culture of what it was like in the garden.

When believers begin to see their role of authority to define love and tell stories that birth culture and identity, we will see a move of transformation like there has never been. Why did Jesus proclaim we will do greater things then we saw Him do? Because we have the tools now to see a revival through the greatest demonstration of beauty in all of these industries that hadn’t even been formed yet except in the imagination of God.

Are you ready to shift culture?

Signing off,

Shawn

I wanted to include a clip of a culture changer I love and his interview: Paul Young

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