I must be the last one to blog on this - shame on me! Here are some images I took of the Doxology installation last October in Houston. This was one of the events I was involved in last year that DID NOT SUCK! Click on the images to enlarge them.
Rob Pepper, a friend and artist from London, created a series of large enamels picturing Christ as seen in church stained glass windows around London. Rob uses the 'conscious reflex drawing' method of creating these pictures, which are a significant part of his own spiritual journey towards Christ.
The Germans from Kubik came over to help, including their pastor Mark Reichmann (who let me preach at his church last year). Many of us wrote a chapter each for a book that will accompany the Doxology tour in its journey from here. The chapter that Debbie and I wrote was based on the woman at the well. Mark Fletcher (Rob's minister) gave some good spiritual direction to the flow of the book.
After viewing the pictures, there was a discussion with the artist about what inspired him to draw these images. There were also some spaces for people to pray and reflect in quiet.
Here are 3 images with my finger over the lens of my tiny camera. Hey . . at least I try! Here's some more . .
A multimedia station, using old typewriters and computer images, was set up by the Germans. There's Mark Thames on the end.
After the installation, there was good food and conversation. Good way to end.
There is a Doxology-Houston blog with links to images and thoughts of others who were there.
The limited edition lithographs are now available for an excellent price at the Doxology web site. (February only) I have one and am VERY proud of it.
Doxology was really an incredible event. Shannon Hopkins helped to pull things together in Houston and Brad Sargent was the resident theologian. Johannes Kleske created the web site. Aimie Littler added some great artistic ambience to the space. Travis Reed (ex-Highway Video) was there to cater to our needs and serve us. [thanks, dude!] We used the Taft Street Gallery (part of Ecclesia) as a safe place to launch. As the exhibition goes around the world, the galleries will not be connected to churches.
Plans are under way for Doxology in Germany, China, Netherlands and more. Getting this exhibition into countries that need to have a conversation about the Christ will be a financial challenge for the team. If you are looking for an opportunity to get the story of Jesus out to people who really need to hear it, then talk with Shannon.