Who Was Martin Luther At Home?

It’s encouraging (and convicting) to know that Martin Luther — a man used powerfully by God during a time of political, social, and theological upheaval — was a dedicated family man. His heartfelt letters to his wife, his passionate love for his children, and the legacy of his loving marriage all reflect the goodness of a family life centered on God.

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Patrol Presents Luther: A Visual Book

Patrol is excited that this month marks the official release of Luther: A Visual Book. This book is a lavishly illustrated companion to the award-winning LUTHER documentary, written by the team behind the film, Stephen McCaskell and Aaron Armstrong.

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How Little Francis Taught Me A Lesson

Really, the title of this post should be "How God Taught Me a Lesson Through Little Francis." It’s funny—I wrote the story of Little Francis Falls Asleep years ago, but through the process of updating the text and drawing new illustrations for it, I really felt the message of the book affect me anew.  What message is that, you may ask? Well, you might call it a message of self-forgetfulness. 

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Remembering To Be Little

As the philosopher-poet Billy Joel once sang, “We didn’t start the fire; it was always burning since the world’s been turning.” The world being filled with trouble and sorrow is nothing new. But certainly, the last two years have felt particularly troubled in the West — from an increasingly vitriolic cultural and political landscape to terrorism and the Syrian genocide to fears of war and global warming.

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Five Lies Artists Believe

Artists in the church. For many, that’s an emotionally loaded topic. I’ve talked to a lot of creatives who work at churches and feel frustrated, and I think there are a variety of reasons for that. Sometimes it’s because of practical issues (like pay), and at other times it may be because some staff members (including pastors) unintentionally devalue what the artist has to offer.

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