Good Job Jesus

Okay; so I have grandkids. Just bear with me. My almost two-year old granddaughter is an early riser, and she loves to swing. So, on occasions when she spends the night with us it’s pretty much a sure thing that someone in the house will be watching the sunrise across…

Thoughtful Answers – $1.00

Thoughtful Answers – $1.00 Correct Answers – $2.00 We’ve never been a “camping family” before, but this summer, with much too much enthusiasm and vigor, we became one. With our family, our dogs, our camper, and car in tow, we traveled through so many states I can’t even name them…

Already? Not Yet? Which Is It?

A few years ago my husband and I took a class at the Bethlehem Institute in Minneapolis, MN called, “The Kingdom of God.” Tom Steller, now Academic Dean of the Bethlehem College and Seminary was our teacher. One thing he stressed in that class was the ‘already/not yet’ aspect of…

Why is Howard Finster’s Art Good?

“My brain is computerized direct from God to the end of my brush.” “I pastored churches 40 years.” “I can do 22 different trades.” “I been working on garden 20 years.” “I never had a wreck.” “I wrote thousands of articles.” “I farmed up to 1937.” “I had a program…

Leviticus and the Taxidermist

Along with most people I know, I generally avoid Leviticus. But after meditating on verse 27 of Luke 24, “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures, …” (NASB) and other similar Scriptures (below), I began to…

What’s Your Starting Point?

Psalm 87, written by the sons of Korah, speaks lovely things about Zion, the city of God. In a prophetic sense it speaks of salvation and the beautiful eternal city loved and established by God that welcomes citizens whose birth is recorded there. The Psalm ends with verse 7: “Singers…

What Should Christian Art Do?

On January 28, 2011 the BBC News Magazine published A Point of View article entitled “Why are museums so uninspiring?” by Alain de Botton. In his article, de Botton argues that museum art should do what religious art was meant to do – train us to be better people. While…

Books Are Ready!

The “Creating Art from Theology” Artist’s Guide and Leader’s Guide are at the printer. They should be available for purchase May 31, 2011 from major online booksellers. If you would like to start a small group study before them, be sure to check out the free on-line PDF version.

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