Italy

Italy & the UK, part tre (three): Incarnate

May 12, 2014 | Posted by in arts, Italy, OM Arts | 0

I visited Italy by invitation of OM Arts to check out their School of Mission, Incarnate. I wasn’t disappointed. The ten students took three classes: God’s Story (theology and the arts), Your Story (an intense discipleship course) and 10,000 Stories (art and mission). Each week there was a focus on a different spiritual discipline, whichRead more …

Italy and the UK, part due (two): Forterocca

May 6, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy, mission, OM Arts | 1

The name Forterocca means “mighty fortress” and comes from the Martin Luther song “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” OM Italy built this conference center in the tiny community of Bobbio Pellice, Italy, because of the rich history of the Waldensian church.  I introduced the Waldensians back in this post. As visitors to Forterocca and theRead more …

Land of the Waldensians

Apr 10, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy | 1

The Cottian Alps are the home of the Waldensian Christians. The Waldensians today identify most closely with the Reformed Church, but their roots trace back long before Calvin, to Claudius, the Bishop of Turin, who was martyred in A.D. 839. Their founder, however, was most likely Frenchman Peter Waldo, who in the late 12th century gaveRead more …

Incarnate: Adiamo!

Apr 3, 2014 | Posted by in adventure, arts, Italy, OM Arts, Operation Mobilisation, travel | 0

The Piedmont region of Italy is nestled in the Cottian Alps, which divide France and Northwestern Italy. The capital of Piedmont is Turin (Torino), home of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. About 39 miles Southwest of Turin is Bobbio Pellice, the home of OM Italy’s conference center, Forterocca, and the host of OM Arts’ school of mission, Incarnate. TheRead more …