Before the Enlightenment, imagery abounded in every sphere of life to instruct, to prompt memory, and to inspire the community to action. John Skillen

Visual meditations

William Turner: Venice at Sunrise

John Ruskin: what a painting can do is stimulate us to imagine things differently, to experience the world through someone else’s eyes rather than our own.

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Ai WeiWei: Sunflower Seeds, 2010

Socially Engaged Art

A discussion starter by Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

Growing dissatisfaction with an out-of-touch, elite and market driven art world has led artists to turn to socially engaged art. 

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Exhibitions and events


Here you find a list of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches in the winter and spring. There is also a list of conferences, lectures and events all over the world, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Eva-Maria Beller: Salt Book

Christian calendar

Roger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49)

by Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

We see in this painting only Jesus and Lazarus. The setting has been reduced to its very essence: Jesus, the open grave, and Lazarus.

read moreRoger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49), detail

Materials for Churches

Theodore Prescott: Taste and See, detail

Materials for Churches

Here you find materials for use in churches, categorized according to the Christian calendar. There are also materials about the Old and the New Testament.

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Church of the month

France: Metz Cathedral

Nicknamed “God’s Lantern,” Metz Cathedral is renowned for its vast expanse of stained glass—covering 6,496 square meters, three as much as in Chartres. The amount is impressive, but so too is its variety. 

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Art and Poetry

David L. Hatton & David L. Hatton

He Art, He Art, He Art, He Art—
before . . . behind our earthly start,
when, by His strong creative hand
that formed the sea and motherland,
He sculpted dust for lasting worth: 
HeArt, HeArt made eArtH, 
eArtH, Earth.

read more David L. Hatton: Earth, Earth, Earth, detail

Art and Music

Erica Grimm: Lament, detail

Come... Help me Lament

David Squires: Music

Erica L. Grimm: Paintings

For some time I have been concerned that many of us do not know how to lament—or at least we do not often allow ourselves to do so.

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In the Spotlight

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture - Review

The authors focus on what they see as Rookmaaker’s dark take on modern art rather than giving proper weight to his appreciation of the good job modern art does in addressing the negative implications of a culture that is turning its back on God.

read more Paul Klee: Bust of a Child, detail