Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 “Why do I feel I have to reach, believe I have to rise, When You never said I had to climb these broken ladders?” -Selah While living in Fort Worth, Texas, I visited the Museum of Modern Art and came across a sculpture by […]Read more "Are You Climbing a Broken Ladder?"
“The dark is just a canvas for Your grace and brightness.” – Rend Collective, “Joy” To be honest with everyone, the last couple of weeks have been especially draining and I’ve felt the full weight of balancing four jobs and raising a family. On top of my hectic schedule (which included tense, […]Read more "The Art of Celebration"
“When Christ rescued me from a lifestyle of accelerated depravity… I swung hard to living for Him with a lot of gratitude…I think art flows freely when I stay in that place – the realization He rescued me to be His son, not His artist.” – Nathanael Bryce Art is often […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Nathanael Bryce"
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene During the Summer of 2005 I had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of climbing the Great Wall of China – and it rained. As we trudged across the slippery stones, I remember feeling a […]Read more "Singing in the Rain – The Choice to Worship"
Are you a Christian artist (writer, painter, photographer, musician, etc.) who would like to promote your blog and advertise your work? I would like to interview you and introduce you to my readers in a feature article! The Artistic Christian is a blog dedicated to examining art and culture from a Christian perspective, […]Read more "Calling All Christian Artists!"
Having someone watch your every move is typically considered to be a negative experience, but it’s not so with God. Knowing that He watches us each moment, knows our every thought, and guides our every step brings an incredible sense of joy and lasting peace. This past Sunday morning my wife and I led […]Read more "Thankful for His Watchfulness"
“I’m fighting every day,” recording artist Mandisa said in an interview with MLive.com. “It’s an every-day, one-decision, one-temptation at a time battle I’m fighting.” This reality inspired Mandisa to record a song entitled Overcomer, which has soared to the top of Christian music charts. This contemporary song serves as an upbeat reminder […]Read more "You’re an Overcomer – Now Live Like It!"