Christmas On The Edge
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Christmas On The Edge

We were delighted to feature Caitlin Ambery’s painting, “Christmas at the Old Quick Church” alongside Malcolm Guite’s poem “Christmas on the Edge” in our 2019 Christmas print issue. Cathy Smith muses on the painting, “Christmas at the Old Quick Church”: Here’s a church at the edge. Nothing around it, no other buildings. All by itself…

Pointing to the Creator
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Pointing to the Creator

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema interviews Josh Tiessen, about his recently released book, A Decade of Inspiration, written and produced with his mother, Dr. Julie A. Tiessen. Josh’s book deals with his birth to his missionary parents in Russia and their growing awareness that their son had a special gift. Years later, Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz confirmed that Josh is an art prodigy.

He Qi’s ‘Messiah’
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He Qi’s ‘Messiah’

The artist, Dr. He Qi studied at China’s Nanjing Art Institute and the Hamburg Art Institute in Germany. He was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in Religious art after the Cultural Revolution in 1992. His art works have been displayed in museums, galleries and churches around the world. He currently lives in Minnesota. The Chinese character in this painting means “good luck arrives,” often displayed upside-down (as it is here) on doorways in China to invite luck or happiness inside.