Karla M. Kincannon is an artist, author, teacher, spiritual director, and United Methodist minister. Karla believes God’s gift of creativity is an essential tool for navigating the spiritual journey, and a necessary element for the corporate life of the church. She invites others to be courageously creative as a way of knowing God, embodying God’s image, and building God’s kingdom on earth.
Karla is the founder of SpiritArt Ministries and the author of Creativity and Divine Surprise: Finding the Place of Your Resurrection. Karla lectures, leads workshops, and facilitates retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings nationwide. She is the Director of Field Education and the Director of Vocational Formation and Church Leadership at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.
On a small scale, the artist experiences in the "Aha!" moment what the pilgrim knows on a larger scale. Reality is more than what can be perceived through the senses, and grace – like creativity – abounds. In the pilgrim's illuminative moment, God breaks through ordinary life to reveal a deeper, everlasting reality. The pilgrim becomes one read more