Time to Represent


I heard an interview with Jonathan Bock on the Hugh Hewitt show last week.  Jonathan Bock is the founder and President of Grace Hill Media, who just started As1.org.

I am really excited about what As 1 is trying to do.

As a photographer, artist and more importantly, a follower of Christ.   I believe too many christians have chosen to live in their own world, separate from the world “out there” that christians love to hate.

The result is a society and culture that no longer reflects our values and morals.

This is from As1.org

As1 seeks to restore the church to its historically traditional role as a Patron of the Arts.  

Christians can engage and participate in culture without loosing their faith and morals.  We have to engage and participate if we want society to be a better world.

For centuries, Christians were vibrant Patrons of the Arts.  The Church wanted the best artists of the day to tell their stories.  In return, these artists were rewarded with generous commissions. This partnership created some of the greatest art in human history – painting, sculpture, music and architecture – that elevated culture, inspired generations and defined Christianity in a positive light.

But along the way, we walked away from our hard-earned place as a Patron of the Arts. We abandoned our involvement in the creative process. Artists somehow became an enemy, and in turn, they began to portray our faith in a negative light. As a natural result, culture moved on without us.

I want to make a difference.  I am a photographer and artist that will use my gifts to glorify Christ.  I will support artists who are trying to do the same.  

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

(Romans 1:16-17 ESV)

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