Articles, Books, and People

Redeeming the Arts (Lausanne) 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

September 2, 2019

On September 29–October 5, 2004, the Lausanne Movement brought together missionary artists from across to globe to meet in Pattaya, Thailand to discuss the role of the arts in church planting. In many ways, this paper helped fuel a movement across the globe.

Pearls Pointing to Christ 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

August 29, 2019

Japan Harvest, vol. 70, no. 3 (Summer 2019)

The Language of Missions 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

July 25, 2019

Musicians, visual artists, dancers, drama students, photographers, film students, and other artists are entering the mission field at a record pace, fundamentally changing the way we do missions. How so? What makes the arts so effective at communicating truths about God and the gospel? How do the arts communicate differently than plain words? The languages of the arts, like all languages, are rooted in the language of the triune God. They reveal the nature of God, speak of his purposes, and assure us of his presence. God speaks through the arts of every language, tribe, and nation to help us know him and worship him through every culture of the world …

Nairobi Statement 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

June 1, 2019

On January 1996, representatives from the Lutheran World Foundation in all five continents gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to talk about the relationship between worship and culture.

John Bunyan: Missionary Artist? 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

February 1, 2019

Was John Bunyan a missionary artist? During the day, John Bunyan was an artisan, a tinker, who worked with metal. At night, he was a preacher, a missionary who spoke outside of church buildings to people not hearing the gospel.