Blog Archive

A Creative Manifesto 

Jonas DavisonTokyo, Japan

July 19, 2019

I was recently asked about the differences between artists who are Christians and those who are not (yet). As you can imagine, it is frequently hard to tell who-believes-what from our artworks! My answer comes from the notion that the artist-Christian is a theologian working to apply God’s word to all of life. Every artist takes little pieces of God’s creation and breaks down, rearranges, and crafts them into little pieces of something new—what we and Tolkien might call sub-creation. But only the artist-Christian is doing this knowingly …

The Sound of Cloth 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

June 1, 2019

Over the years, Kei Yamagami has become a leader both inside and outside the church, telling the gospel through fashion design.

Priests & Artists 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

June 1, 2019

According to Updike’s famous maxim, what can be further removed from each other than “priest” and “artist”? Wait a minute! Isn’t that exactly what we are? We are living paradoxes!

Who Is A Missionary? 

Tom MillsAtlanta, Georgia

February 14, 2019

When you think about a missionary, serving God, what do you picture? Is it a seminary grad sailing to a foreign land or a pastor in a remote mountain village preaching the gospel to an unreached tribe?

New Year’s Greeting 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

February 1, 2019

Last month, I walked through the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo to see “Catastrophe and the Power of Art,” where I found the above words by Masako Takahashi. She launched ARTS for HOPE nine days after the trifold earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in 2011 …