A couple of years ago I posted on a fantastic example of how the art of henna might be used in Bible engagement (you can read that post here: Henna storying the Bible). People still come across that post most days, which suggests the concept intrigues and resonates with them. I’ve also had the privilege of seeing a student submit some henna designs for an assignment on the Psalms here at Redcliffe.
Revisiting the topic I notice that there are now quite a few links out there on the subject. The Henna stories website is a good place to start, as is the section on Henna in the AfricaStories website. Two interesting articles can be found on the Indigenous Jesus blog: Contextualized Henna Art and Mehndi Gospel Paintings.
What about your own context? What expressions of creativity are prized in your culture and how might they be used to convey the message of the Gospel?