A civilization that does not value its artistic expressions does not value itself. Makoto Fujimura

Visual meditations

Doug Jaques: Angels Restrained

Those who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy. A man may go out weeping, carrying his bag of seed: but he will come back with joy, carrying home his sheaves.

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Hans Rookmaaker

Jazz, Blues, and Spirituals


Hans Rookmaaker, Jazz, Blues, and Spirituals. The Origins and Spirituality of Black Music in the United States. 

Reviewed by Jonathan Evens

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Exhibitions and events


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

Pentecost: Donna Shasteen

by Laurence Mottier

The wings of the bird sweep away all that is cold and arid, dark and desolate. Their red glow tears apart the curtain of our night to let an incredible wave of love stream in. 

read moreDonna Shasteen: The Spirit Searches

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 & Sebastian Wien


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 Today)

Art and Music

Nichlas Schaal and friends

Come, Holy Ghost

by Nichlas Schaal and friends

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up thy rest.
Come with thy grace 
and heav’nly aid
To fill the hearts which thou hast made.

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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