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The beauty in seemingly insignificant things is opened for us by the artist’s eye. Abraham Kuyper

Visual meditations

S. Billie Mandle: Reconciliation

Going to confession is hard when you have sins to confess, hard when you haven’t. You have to give yourself away but if you love, you want to give yourself.

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Aaron Samuel Mulenga: The Holy Trinity,detail

A little leaven leavens the whole lump

From South Africa

Ydi Carstens reports on the group show ‘Unleavened’ which was opened in Stellenbosch shortly before the Covid-19 lock-down. 

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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

A Year, 10th Sunday of the Summer

"In my work every individual finds herself at one crossroad or another on a spiritual/psychological journey. My works are emotionally charged narrative fragments, filled with a certain mystery."

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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. 

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Art and Poetry

Luci Shaw & Sebastain 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 Sebatian 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