Freebie #64-Dr. Philip Ryken: Is Art for Slackers and Weirdos
Aug05
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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3
Jun19

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3

The idea of transposition is a photography term, but is helpful for us in how to see the world God has made when we apply it in the manner of the great Christian philosopher C.S. Lewis.  This way of perceiving the world—which photography and any form of art can help us understand—came to him one day when he came upon a toolshed in the woods.  He describes the occurrence; “I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun...

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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2
Jun12

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2

After his death and resurrection, Jesus reconnects with the disciples. Even after the fact, they still didn’t understand his purposes. Still caught in the lie that the Messiah would not suffer, they held fast to their conviction that Jesus would reign as a political King over Israel. The disciples, and everyone else, completely misinterpreted the Messiah as portrayed in the Old Testament. They missed that he would first become a...

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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1
Jun05

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1

Photo of the Father We all take photos, but I don’t think any of us really think about the truth behind what we’re actually doing. Hebrews 1b-3a can help us here: God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he...

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Freebie #26-Harrison Hollingsworth: Calling & Commissioning Artists
Oct29
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The Dance of Epiphany
Jan09

The Dance of Epiphany

(Note: All photography is contributed by our transposition photographer Nikki McKenzie. You can visit her profile HERE, see more photos HERE , and also SUBMIT YOUR WORK)   Many around the world right now in the church are observing the season of Epiphany: a season recognizing the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12). This season is typified by symbol and artistic fullness. Though I...

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Theology of Technology: Insta-Art
Nov15

Theology of Technology: Insta-Art

  Put it in the microwave, it’s faster.  Don’t do dial-up, get broadband…no, no, better yet, now we have wireless and the latest fiber-optic Internet.  Why?  Because it’s faster.  Google is pitching it, we’re clicking it, and every technology is promising it.  There’s a fascinating theology taking over the world, and that principle is speed.  Never mind the studies that prove fast-food is killing us, phones are infecting us, or...

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Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images
Oct17

Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images

This is an idea I used for communion a while ago, it would also work for a worship starter or sermon illustration… As we think about communion, the point is to remember. We need to remember what Jesus did for us on the Cross. It’s an amazing story and an amazing sacrifice. Without the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, we have nothing. The cross must be central to our churches, our worship and our communion. However,...

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Photographic Team
Jun29

Photographic Team

A while ago, I wrote a post about how I have done photographic teams at churches. I put a lot of practical advice in there for running the team. Today, I wanted to focus in on one aspect of the Photographic team, and that is the Sermon Photography/Stock Photography aspect. We live in a Graphic Design World. And one thing that many graphic designers need/use regularly are images that are isolated. Let’s say for instance your...

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Artist Development – Photography Team

For about the last 6 – 8 months we’ve been starting to build a Photography team at our church. So far, we haven’t done all that much with it, but the possibilities of it are huge. I thought I’d share with you what we have already done, and what we’re planning on doing. When we first started, I simply publicized the possibility to our congregation and we had three or four photographers express interest....

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