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In the Beginning

I’ve never really been a fan of official New Year’s resolutions. But here we are kicking off another trip around the sun — and this year I’m determined to make more and to write more. I made myself a sticker chart for motivation, so there’s no going back now.

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Johnesis 1

Final Project for A Dwelling Place for God: Creation, Eschatology, and Ecology; Columbia Theological Seminary, Fall 2014.

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What if?

Final project for Providence, Theodicy, and Ethics; Columbia Theological Seminary, Fall 2014.

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Tree of Life

Final project for The Bible and Visual Art; Columbia Theological Seminary, Spring 2014.

First, let’s just take a second and appreciate how awesome it is that my seminary actually had a class called “The Bible and Visual Art.” That really was a thing. (Shout out to the OT professor who made it happen.) In said class, we started all the way back with Greek and Roman sculpture, talking about the different ways in which people portrayed divinity. We looked at imagery from cultures all over the world, inside Christian worshiping spaces and outside of them, finally ending with some modern biblically inspired art.

Given the option of making art instead of a paper, I liked the idea of trying to bring together the assorted cultures and styles we’d studied into one cohesive symbol. My train of thought rolled into the station of altar crosses — the ones that often sit up front in a sanctuary on the Table. Ever making use of my stash of recyclables, I made a cross out of some cardboard (a feat that ended surprisingly well, given that I don’t have near the amount of patience necessary for measuring things), and got to exploring it.

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Jesus Preaches in Nazareth

Final project for New Testament Exegesis: Philippians and Luke; Columbia Theological Seminary, Fall 2013. 

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make any noise? Here’s a reflection on Luke 4: 16-30.
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{Canvas, acrylic paint, Nat Geo magazines, coffee filters, candy wrapper, and permanent marker.}

Be Still

Part of a sermon on Psalm 46 for Introduction to Preaching; Columbia Theological Seminary, Spring 2013. 

Sermon preparation. . .

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. . . and sermon proclamation.

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{Cardboard, newspaper, paper bag, tissue paper, old photos, permanent marker, aluminum foil, colored pencil, watercolor paint, acrylic paint, and glitter glue.}

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