January 9, 2018

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 10 - This Means War

If I were a better lyricist I would have attempted writing a full verse on the Reformation’s war on images for Billy Joel’s, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”...continue reading>

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January 2, 2018

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 9 - Seeing the Good News

“I’ve stopped watching the news,” my friend tells me at a recent holiday party. Having taken a challenging new job, this one move to consciously shut out media...continue reading>

December 19, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 8 - Glowing Gospels

“...as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold - everywhere the glint of gold"...continue reading>

December 12, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 7 - Seeing The Nativity

It was Christmas Eve, 1223 when a devout monk in the Italian hillside town of Greccio wanted to do something to help the people remember the humble...continue reading>

December 5, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 6 - The Reformation's Dynamic Duo

Creative marketing - it’s what you do when you’ve got to do something drastic to get people back in your corner, keep the money coming in, keep yourself from...continue reading>

November 28, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 5 - Heaven on Earth

“We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere upon earth. We cannot describe it to you. Only we know...continue reading>

November 21, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 4 - Protestants Gone Wild

Paranoia Will Destroy Ya

Dear Dad, Sorry we burned your KISS album in 1989. We were persuaded to...continue reading>

November 14, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY   ART HISTORY

Part 3 - Martin Luther Dragon Slayer

Martin Luther Dragon Slayer? What is this about?

Glad you asked! You can see I had a little Photoshop fun this week turning an old British Postage stamp into a Martin Luther poster. This was inspired by a bit...continue reading>

November 7, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY

Part 2 - Christian art through the Ages

Before I tell you more of what happened 500 years ago during the Protestant Reformation, it will be helpful for you to understand the development of the visual tradition...continue reading>

October 31, 2017

CHURCH HISTORY

Part 1 - Images now & then

To say that today our world is a vast sea of images is not an understatement. Neither is it to say that we spend a lot of our time consuming images on a daily basis...continue reading>

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