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God didn’t create us in order to abandon us! Michelangelo

Visual meditations

Jan Mankes: Row of Trees

Dutch artist Jan Mankes´ credo was, ‘Art is giving expression to spiritual life. Since the purely spiritual, the ineffable, cannot be named, material things are used to do so.’ 

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Peter Koenig: Wisdom is the Tree of Life

Interview with Peter Koenig

by Jonathan Evens

Koenig's practice demonstrates that the way to avoid blandness in religious art is immersion in Scripture.

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Exhibitions and events

2020

List of exhibitions in galleries, museums and churches.

Plus a list of conferences, lectures and events, with a special focus on Europe.

read more Stefan Balkenhol: Man in Tower, 2012

Christian calendar

Reformation Day: Luther and Durer

by Barbara Pitkin

In light of Luther’s views on the primacy of the gospel the logic of the arrangement of these four apostles is easily grasped.

read moreAlbrecht Durer: The Four Apostles

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 New Testament.

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Church of the month

Denmark: Enghøj Church in Randers

It is especially remarkable how Henning Larsen elaborates on the Danish tradition of a symmetrical white church with tower, while giving this a totally new interpretation. 

read more Henning Larsen: Enghøj Church in Randers

Art and Poetry

Luci Shaw & Sebastian Wien

How?

How shall we sing the Lord’s songs 
in a strange land? The old rhythms,
the melodies of praise, strangle 
in our throats and the words 
fall to the ground like leaves in autumn. 

read more Sebastian Wien: Hier und Heute (Here and Now)

Art and Music

Betty Spackman

Paul Field & Betty Spackman

The Hollow Hotel

I checked in to the Hollow Hotel
Halfway to heaven, 
Halfway to Hell  
Don’t know how long I’ll stay here
But that’s the way things go
Here in the Hollow Hotel

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In the Spotlight

ArtLyst Interview Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

By Jonathan Evens

It is the limiting of Christian art to only religious themes that I would suggest is not Christian art at its best. Then art becomes dualistic, flowing from a dualistic theology.

read more Alfie Bradley: Knife Angel