Articles, Books, and People

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.

Oswald Chambers: Utmost for His Highest? 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

September 1, 2018

We know Oswald Chambers as a writer, but did you know that he was also an artist and a missionary? He studied for a time and was offered a scholarship at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, ranked as the top art school in the world.

Lillian Trotter: Many Beautiful Things 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

August 1, 2018

"Many Beautiful Things," a documentary now available on iTunes, tells the story of Lilias Trotter (1853-1928), an extremely gifted artist, who was acclaimed by the top art critic of the day to be possibly England's top living artist. However, Lilias decided to give up her art and move to North Africa as a missionary. Give up? Why?