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.
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.
As we venture into another aspect of this historical man’s life, it is absolutely critical to understand Martin Luther’s utter hatred for anything that would hinder the truth of the doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone and how he rightly recognized that any type of works righteousness was (and still is) Satan’s calling card.
Hear from letterer & illustrator Nathan Yoder as he describes his process behind the lettering work in Golly's Folly.