Tagged: Church

Beyond the Gallery: Josh Davis

Josh Davis: Faith and art in practice
A few months ago I wrote the first article in a series I've titled, Beyond the Gallery. The series is all about artists or supporters of the arts whose influence and focus is found outside of the gallery, and who glorify God through the arts. This second installment is about Josh Davis. I struggle to figure out where to start. It's natural to begin with his songwriting successes. But I imagine my humble friend reading this, wishing I would skip that part. It's probably best to start with how I Read More

Beyond the Gallery: Andrew Thomas

A tribute to Andrew Thomas, lover of the arts
"Beyond the Gallery" is the name I'm giving to a series of posts I'll be writing from time to time that focuses on visual artists (or proponents of the visual arts) who are not well known, but who are doing a great work in spreading the love and truths of Christ through art. These are people who have proven the value and power that art holds outside of the gallery. Last week I received word of the passing of my dear friend, Pastor Andrew Thomas. It's a bit odd for me to refer to him as a dear Read More

Dwell in the Brokenness

What does it mean to be a Christian and an artist?
In April of 2011 my wife and I celebrated our one-year anniversary by taking a road trip. Our turnaround point was Memphis and there were many stops along the way, but the most notable stop was Franklin, Tennessee. Union University was hosting their ACT Conference. (ACT stands for art, culture and theology.) This wasn't originally in my plans. I say "my" plans because Kate likes when I plan our road trips and surprise her day to day as the trip unfolds. Kate had stumbled upon the news of this conference Read More