Friday, February 27, 2009

Shane Claiborne Interview


I appologize for this video's size. It obviously doesn't quite fit in the space I need it to, but it's good enough and I think everyone will get the idea if they listen to the interview.

There are a few thoughts I had while watching this video... 
Number one: It's not soo bad being bald Shane.
Number two: I completely agree with Shane on the need for community, and what it's functions are. It's exceedingly hard to practice the "One Anothers" (see list below) without living in close proximity to eachother? It takes a deep knowledge of a person to really love them, and you won't get there by only meeting Sunday mornings and maybe on Wednesdays. 

Number 3: Whoa! Did he just mention the creation of Eve without pushing marriage? He did! He referenced Adam's helper as a metaphor for community. That's an incredibly beautiful insite. As a global church, we need to get better at supporting our single brothers and sisters just as much as the married ones. The balance is way off. 
Number 4: No one can afford the American Dream. The "dream" of Jesus and His kingdom is refreshingly different in that we sustain eachother under His leadership rather than stepping on everyone to get the most stuff.

Number 5: I really like Shane's admission of the church's blemished past. We are a broken people who desperately need Jesus to save us from ourselves. That is what church is for. Unless we remind ourselves of this every moment in humility, we will be in danger of misrepresenting Christ.

A Few Of The "One Anothers"
· John 13:35 - "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Romans 12:10 - Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
· Romans 12:16 - Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with
the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
· Romans 13:8 - Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has
fulfilled the law.
· 1 Corinthians 11:33 - So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
· Galatians 6:2 - Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
· Ephesians 4:25 - Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
· Ephesians 5:21 - and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
· Philippians 2:3 - Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another
as more important than yourselves
· 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and
for all people, just as we also do for you

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Know Your Roots on

The kind folks at are currently selling prints of my piece titled Know Your Roots. This is a limited run of only 150 prints. The sale starts today (Thursday Feb 26th) and continues for a week or untill the prints sell out. All proceeds contribute to my life of ministry in Los Angeles. Go get it now before it runs out!


Description of piece: 

digital painting mixed with photography

11X17 on an archival pigment print


Know Your Roots depicts musical innovator Kool Herc paving the way for modern day Hip Hop. The colorful roots branching out from him symbolize the diverse future of Hip Hop made possible by his creative experimentation.

Keep Art Legal

  My friends and I are lucky enough to have a "legal spot" to piece at called the Graff Lab. (located on the South East corner of Venice and Union in L.A.) Here are some quick pictures. We have a lot of great discussions about the benefits of not using your art for vandalism, but for self expression and communication with God. The Graff Lab is a great place to practice those values. I highly recommend it. 

(These crazy guys are mine. I had a nightmare about them a couple months back)

(The guys threw up a piece for S.A.Y. Yes in the Nehemiah House)

(At the Graff Lab)