Articles, Books, and People

Christianity & Creativity 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 30, 2020

Word on the Street

Pippy the Piano and the Very Big Wave 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 3, 2020

After a tsunami strikes the city of Kamaishi, Japan, a church finds their beloved piano upside down and covered in a big pile of mud and debris. Rather than throw it out, they decide to spend the enormous amounts of time and money necessary to fix it.

The Broken Leaf: Meditations on Art, Life, and Faith in Japan 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 21, 2019

Roger W. Lowther’s first published book now available on Amazon in the US and Japan! See for details.

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 20, 2019

St. Francis is famous for his great love for animals—Western art is full of images of him preaching to the birds—but did you know that he also created the first live nativity with real animals and people? In 1223 AD after returning from a trip to the Holy Land, he appealed to the senses of …

Vida Chenoweth (1928-2018) 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

September 30, 2019

“Lest anyone be tempted to say ‘she gave up music for the mission field,’ let me clarify by saying, ‘I have never given up music. I cannot give up music any more than I can give up my bones! It is built in. I cannot give it up …