Art and the Church

The Church needs art. I was sitting in our staff meeting the other week and we began to talk about yet another organization that wanted Evergreen's support for their upcoming praise night. In my time on staff at this church I have received many letters, emails, and phone calls asking for our church's support of …

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The Gospel According to Makoto Fujimura

Last night I attended a reception at Azusa Pacific University for Makoto Fujimura, a phenomenal artist who studied the ancient art of Nihonga painting. He created a series of pieces to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. His pieces were amazing! He uses all natural pigments, gold and silver leaf, on either …

A Dozen Roses.

Rosemead. It's rare that Rosemead is known for anything. My church sits right at the edge of the city... there are some local eateries, nail salons, and a bunch of auto mechanic shops. From what I can tell, the city is predominately Latino and Southeast Asian... a bunch of immigrant families... as one can see …

Planting a Vine.

It started with fish tacos. A few months ago I was having lunch with one of our church's college students over some delicious fish tacos from Fogata Mexicana in Rosemead (arguably the best fish tacos in the area). The student's name is Arturo Flores, but a bunch of the youth staff and I affectionately call …