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Birmingham Show!!!! – We Are Not Troubled Guests

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Birmingham! I’m so excited to be putting on a performance of WE ARE NOT TROUBLED GUESTS in your beloved town.

This is my story of what happens when pain in your life (in any form) seemingly destroys how you think everything worked…. and maybe that was the thing you had been asking for all along. It’s fun, poignant, and the best thing you’ll see in awhile. Even better than The Walking Dead season 5.

Watch the video below to see a bit more….

I could use your help getting the word out on this one. Would love it if you sent this page to some friends you want to invite with you to the show!

The show is going to be at a new venue that is just being finished. Excited to kick off the space!

 

INFO:

1630 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale AL 35210

Friday / October 20th / 730pm

$5-$10 suggested donation at the door

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Saddleback Church – Artist in Residence – Weekend Two

Had a great weekend at Saddleback! Did mural number 2 and 3 and they turned out reeeeaaaaallll nice.

 

Holy Week Imagery Download

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This is a collection of imagery that your community can use for Holy Week posts on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IMAGERY 

You will receive a digital download with all fifteen images. These images are based on the Stations of the Cross and include:

1. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

2. Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested

3. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin

4. Jesus is denied by Peter

5. Jesus is judged by Pilate

6. Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns

7. Jesus takes up his cross

8. Jesus is helped by Simon to carry his cross

9. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

10. Jesus is nailed to the cross

11. Jesus promises His kingdom to the repentant thief

12. Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other

13. Jesus dies on the cross

14. Jesus is laid in the tomb

15. Jesus rises

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If you would like to pay $5 for this work… that is also appreciated.

You can pay $5 and get the download here: IMAGERY DOWNLOAD

With Us – Advent Art 2016

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These are three images I made during the Advent season in 2016. Here’s what I wrote about the images….

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I love Christmas. I love the lights. The music (non-stop til the 25th!). I love any reason to party.
But this year it just feels empty. The world has always been chaotic…. but after a divisive and exhausting election, images of innocent carnage in Aleppo, the overwhelming stream of information that mostly tells us that we’re all doomed…. lights, tinsel, and Starbucks cups just don’t seem to matter. The aesthetics of safe shepherds, safe stables, safe and secure stars, angels, wise men, etc…. just don’t make sense.
They don’t make sense in this world on the brink of fear and despair. 

Vulnerability is scary. It’s a risk and it costs.

Everything about the coming of Yahweh in the form of a fragile baby is vulnerable. The powerlessness. The chaos of not having a sanitized place to birth. The shocking biology of it all. I’ve witnessed two births and both brought me to tears. It’s a beautiful experience… but not in any safe way. The water, the blood, the body fluids.

So much comes out when a baby is born. Sometimes the mother poops when a baby is born. Nobody puts that in their baby books.

Jesus was born just like us. In all of goopy humanity. There is something overwhelming sacred this year for me to meditate on that. That he was born of blood… like we are. That he partook in the powerless vulnerability of coming into the world… like we feel. That he was born into the shit…. which we never seem to get out of.

Go Santa. Go presents. Go eggnog. Go all of it.
But for me the magic of Christmas this year is knowing that He’s always been in the shit with us. And still is. And always will be. .

Merry Christmas.

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Many of you have asked for the opportunity to purchase these prints. You can click the photo and you will be directed the place where that can happen!!!

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“Worship” Defined

Honestly. I went to this horrible church service recently. It was awful. It was awful because it was churchy for church sake. Layers and layers upon activities and statements that didn’t sound like they had anything to with life outside of this building. They only made sense in this particular practice. And my biggest beef is that the word worship has been taken and defined to mean a very particular activity. So I decided to and my two cents in this video…..

And as always…. I made some art about it.

You should get one of these. : )

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Limited Edition Print – The Fulfillment of Prophecy

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I’m excited to release this limited run of prints of “The Fulfillment of Prophecy.” The prints are 16″x 20″, black and gold printed on a cream colored paper. Right now I’m selling them for a sale price of $20. GET THE PRINT.

 

Lately, I’ve struggled with the symbol of the cross and it’s seemingly irrelevance in our culture currently. Its not that I don’t think it’s important theologically. I just think symbolically in our culture now it’s an ambiguous symbol. It’s ambiguous because of over use.

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not a CROSS fan currently

Here’s some thoughts…

now… get this print!

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These images come from Jesus’s fulfillment of prophecy in the scriptures:

bird with fire – psalm 2:7 – declared the beloved son – matt 3:17

spear/blood – psalm 22:14 – pierced with spear – john 19:34

pierced hands/feet – psalm 22:16 – pierced hands and feet – john 19:34

shepherd staff – psalm 23:1 – the good shepherd – john 10:11

coffin – psalm 40:2-5 – resurrection from death – john 20:20

crown – psalm 89:27 – king of kings – luke 1:32

flower – psalm 89:35-37 – david’s seed, kingdom endure forever – luke 1:32,33

hexagon/triangle – psalm 118:22,23 – the rejected stone is the cornerstone – matthew 21:42,43

branch – isaiah 11:1 – called a nazarene-the-branch, netzer – matthew 2:23

infinity symbol – isaiah 9:7 – to end to his government, throne, and peace – luke 1:32-33

bolt – isaiah 42:7 – blind eyes opened – john 9:25-38

lamb – isaiah 53:7 – sacrificial lamb – john 1:29

world – isaiah 53:8 – died for the sins of the world – 1 john 2:2

cup of blood – leviticus 17:11 – the blood of atonement – john 7:37

INRI – psalm 22:8 – mocked, “king of the jews” – matthew 27:43

shoot from stump – isaiah 11:1-2 – shoot from jesse’s stump – mark 12:35-37

whale – jonah 2 – sign of jonah – matthew 12:39-41

alpha and omega – psalm 90:2 – he is from everlasting – john 1:1

Why The Church Needs Art @ Multnomah University

If you’re interested in hearing/seeing my talk about my experiences as an artist working with churches… well here’s a good 50 mins of content… and maybe some karaoke at the end. : )

 

 

GF/Easter Brand

I did the brand for Imago Dei Community & House of Providence‘s Good Friday and Easter service.

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Good Friday – a song that truly saves people

 

There’s a lot to be said about #GoodFriday… and I don’t claim to speak to all of that in this video… but I put together some thoughts that I’ve had about GF that constantly give me joy. It’s a song that truly saves people.