Announcing VisualPreacher.com

Announcing VisualPreacher.com

I am very pleased to announce a new book project. Fortress Press invited me to write a book about using visual in preaching. It will be part of the Working Preacher Book Series. I want to make this a public conversation where I can learn from the experts in visual communication, both practice and theory. Please join the conversation.

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Genesis 2:18-25

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Genesis 2:18-25

This is the first week of the Narrative Lectionary for Fall 2019. Here we see original creation. Humanity is the interdependent relationship of plurality. We are not alone. We are created in and for community. We are one flesh. We were meant to be naked and unashamed with each other, fully present as helper and partner.

Plen Air Painting in Guatemala

Plen Air Painting in Guatemala

Two things happened this summer that expanded my experience as an artist. The first is that I discovered an artist named James Gurney. He does amazing plen air sketches in gouache paint that just blow my mind. The second thing that happened is I had the opportunity to...
Guatemala Day 10: Coming Home

Guatemala Day 10: Coming Home

It is Thursday morning and I am once again sitting in my comfy chair in my living room where I start most of my mornings. The Guatemala trip is over. The delegation spent yesterday traveling. We had a leisurely morning at the Lutheran Center, eating up all the...
Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

It is Wednesday morning and my last chance to sit on the roof of the Lutheran Center and reflect on our trip. In two hours we drive to the airport and spend the day traveling home through Atlanta. Yesterday we woke up in Paradise. Antigua, Guatemala is an enchanted...
Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Today was wonderful in so many ways. It was the perfect blend of things for my personality. First, I was very fortunate to have a room to myself (thank you, Diego). I didn’t ask for it, but I’m not complaining. That allowed me to have my normal introverted time early...
Guatemala Day 7:  Reflections on Peace

Guatemala Day 7: Reflections on Peace

We started the day piling the girls from the Milagro Center, our 13 team members, Jeremy the music director, and Pastora Karen’s family into the bus to drive to Divina El Salvador del Mundo for worship. Their pastor, Pastora Karen, Pastor Jerry, and I led worship. I...
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