"Psalm 19:1" by Paul LaBathe, copyright
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Artists show faith through creativity
Friday, April 02, 2010
By Kay Campbell
Times Faith & Values Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian designers aim to 're-claim the arts' with network of encouragement
ELKMONT- Graphic artist Paul LaBathe caught his first glimpse of Ascribing Artists, a networking group for Christian artists he helped found, back when he was looking for direction from God.
LaBathe's secure job at Dynetics was changing, and he wondered if God were calling him to another path.
As is his custom, he began reading through the Psalms, praying his question as he read through the poems of thanksgiving, complaint and praise. He also wondered how his artistic abilities fitted in with his Christian calling.
Then he came to Psalm 29:2: "Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name."
"That's it," he thought. "Everything I do, even if it's not obviously Christian, is for the glory of God."
The idea of a logo created out of a capital "A" drawn under an up-side-down "A" came into his mind as the perfect way to capture the goal of a Christian artist: To reflect God's glory, not his own.
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