Blog Archive

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.

Hutchmoot: Homebound 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

August 26, 2020

October 9-11, 2020 Online Conference

Art Life Faith Podcast 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

August 26, 2020

NEW PODCAST! Stories of art in mission in Japan and around the world.

The Great Exchange 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

August 26, 2020

I am a member of a community art group made up of Japanese from many different backgrounds. We exhibit in downtown Nagoya twice a year. Each exhibition theme is chosen by the director. For an upcoming group exhibition entitled The Color of Buddhism, I started making this piece The Great Exchange. It represents my friend’s experience and invites questions about the great exchange needed for heaven in death. What kind of exchange is fair for both rich and poor? What kind of exchange would be sufficient for people from every tribe, tongue, and nation? What kind of exchange would involve both justice and mercy even for those who have done terrible things? What kind of exchange would make heaven assured? What kind of exchange gives peace to someone facing their own mortality? …

Capturing Sunshine 

Claire RodgerWashington DC

July 22, 2020

It was the spring of 2014 and I was sitting across from a woman named Mary Sunshine. She was a refugee from Burundi who had to flee her own husband and family. She ended up in Kigali, Rwanda. I met Mary Sunshine in the tiny room next to where her coworkers were sewing bags to be sold in the states. I was there with my camera to do my first film I ever made. …