“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
I love examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait with my fine arts students. They’re always amazed at the complexity of the painting, and how many small, intricate details come together to create the sense of beauty and awe that has led to such world-wide recognition. What is it about the Mona Lisa that has […]Read more "D: Da Vinci and the Most Beautiful Woman Ever Painted"
“Because God is helping me, anything ‘I write’ will be far superior to anything I would attempt on my own.” Jackie McDougall Later this year, Christian author Jackie McDougall will release her first book, Fearless in Euroclydon, which will be available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The title for the book […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Jackie McDougall"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
“Lives cannot be changed from the outside, but only from within. Thus art and literature can be instrumental in changing lives.” Susan Sanderson As a young lady, Susan Sanderson found herself standing in the local library, gazing at the countless books on the shelves and dreaming of becoming a writer one day. “One of my […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Susan Sanderson"
“Art doesn’t require long theological explanations to express emotion and truth; it just touches something inside of us. I love that.” Trisha Stern If you were to bump into Trisha Stern in your local coffee shop, she would be the first to tell you that there is more to her than meets […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Trisha Stern"
“Words well used reach deep inside and stir our hearts…testimony overcomes the enemy.” Laura Bennet Christian writer Laura Bennet knows a thing or two about miracles. Though she has lived in California for most of her life, her husband and three youngest children claimed Australia as their home until just recently. “Brendan and […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Laura Bennet"
“I now had a greater purpose in my writing. One purpose to be exact- to glorify God.” Melissa Presser Have you ever wondered where writers find the time to put their thoughts on paper? While you may imagine writers sitting around with nothing to do but… well… write, the truth is that the lives […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Melissa Presser"
“I have wanted my work, be it my paintings, my writings, or my photography, to give back to the Master Creator of the Universe, honoring Him for all that He has afforded me.” – Julie As a retired educator, Julie (affectionately known as “Mama Cookie” by her students), never considered herself to be […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Julie “Cookie”"
“I keep posting entries because I want to bless Jesus in every way I can for His miraculous mercy… it is my prayer that my photos and words serve and glorify Him.” Natalie Scarberry Have you ever stepped outside on an ordinary day, only to find yourself […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Natalie Scarberry"