Category Archives: Articles & Books
Pippy the Piano and the Very Big Wave
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
December 21, 2019
Roger W. Lowther’s first published book now available on Amazon in the US and Japan! See www.thebrokenleaf.com for details.
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
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)
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 …