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. 

The Lie Churches Believe About Art

What is the purpose of art within the church? Well, it depends who you ask. If you ask many pastors, they may mention art as a potential tool for evangelism. If you ask artists, they’ll likely respond with a wide variety of answers. And your average person might not necessarily have an opinion.

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.

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.

The Fire Still Burns

For centuries, the Church has been known favorably as an agent of good throughout society. The Church’s reputation of kindness, love, and good will toward fellow man went forth powerfully and widely, all in the name of Jesus. However, today’s postmodern, western Church finds itself in a very different situation.

Behind the Art of LUTHER

Every new project is exciting for artists and we always seem to be attracted to new challenges. However when LUTHER’s director of animation, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, first asked me to collaborate with him in the art direction and illustrations for LUTHER, I was excited and terrified.

Luther’s Story: Threatened by a Thunderstorm, Gripped by the Gospel

Martin Luther has certainly left an indelible mark. However, you might be surprised to hear how it all began for young Martin. Take a quick look

What You Need to Know About the Reformation

The Christian church celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, specifically October 31. There is much to celebrate however it is difficult to do so if you’re not quite aware of exactly what happened in the Reformation...

Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

The day is here! After two years of hard work, a successful kickstarter, many airplane rides, and hundreds (if not thousands) of hours, LUTHER: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer comes to the big screen.