Archive for the ‘Art’ category

A Portrait of Christ

April 22, 2011

This blows me away.

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Illumining the Four Gospels

November 17, 2010

I find this simply fascinating.  And I find this really encouraging that Crossway would take up such a cool project.  Makoto Fujimura has illuminated The Four Holy Gospels, being the first person in the 400 year history of the King James Bible to have an illumined book of the four Gospels.  Fujimura is known for his use of traditional Japanese Nihonga techniques and his passion for reconnecting Christian faith with fine art. Editions of The Four Holy Gospels will be available January 31, 2011. An exhibition of the works featured in The Four Holy Gospels will take place from December 9 through January 9 at the Dillon Gallery in New York City.

Check out this video which explains more:

I can’t wait to get my own copy!

Monergism, T-Shirts, and Theology of Aesthetics

July 24, 2007

I cannot remember the last time I bought a Christian t-shirt. I really don’t know or understand why we have Christian t-shirt’s to begin with. So when I saw that Monergism was having a t-shirt contest, my mind was immediately directed to high level of cheese at the Christian clothing racks at your local bookstore novelty shop (for examples, go here, here, and here). However, when I saw the finalists, I was pleasantly surprised the the artwork done. Given that I am more a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy, I could use another t-shirt or two. So how did the contest turn out? Go here for the t-shirt finalists, and this was the winning design:

This was actually my favorite of the bunch too, but the small text is a little hard to read (perhaps the life size is bigger). I have thought a little this morning about the praiseworthiness and profitability of Christian t-shirts. Often they are false advertisements; other times they are superficial substitutes. In light of those thoughts, my mind was led to a song that Derek Webb wrote a few years back. It is called “T-Shirts (What We Are Known For).”

they’ll know us by the t-shirts that we wear
they’ll know us by the way we point and stare
at anyone whose sin looks worse than ours
who cannot hide the scars of this curse that we all bare

they’ll know us by our picket lines and signs
they’ll know us by the pride we hide behind
like anyone on earth is living right
and isn’t that why Jesus died
not to make us think we’re right

when love, love, love
is what we should be known for
love, love, love
it’s the how and it’s the why
we live and breathe and we die

they’ll know us by reasons we divide
and how we can’t seem to unify
because we’ve gotta sing songs a certain style
or we’ll walk right down that aisle
and just leave ‘em all behind

they’ll know us by the billboards that we make
just turning God’s words to cheap clichés
says “what part of murder don’t you understand?”
but we hate our fellow man
and point a finger at his grave

they’ll know us by the t-shirts that we wear
they’ll know us by the way we point and stare
telling ‘em their sins are worse than ours
thinking we can hide our scars
beneath these t-shirts that we wear

So what do you think about Christian t-shirts? If someone asked you to give a theology of t-shirts, what would you tell them?

Sermon Notes from Mars Hill

July 9, 2007

Flipping through my Flickr contacts, I came across some cool artwork from Mars Hill Church (Seattle). The sermon notes/artwork was done by Gale Riley. Mark Driscoll is currently preaching through the book of Nehemiah. To go to Mars Hill media library, click here.

July 8

July 1 (Shoreline Campus) – listen to sermon

June 17 (Shoreline Campus) – listen to sermon

June 10 (Shoreline Campus) – listen to sermon

May 27 (Shoreline Campus)

April 29 (Shoreline Campus) – listen to sermon

April 22 (Shoreline Campus) – listen to sermon

April 9 (Shoreline campus) – listen to sermon