Read John La Grou’s Post – Starry Night

kinnon —  November 13, 2007 — 1 Comment

John weaves together Kurosawa, Van Gogh, Jonny Baker (or is that jonny baker), Peter Gabriel, Kester Brewin and more in a must read post – that John begins with artist Makoto Fujimura describing Starry Night,

where “the church is still present in the Starry Night, holding the image together visually.” But the building is darkened… “the Spirit has left the church, swirling into Nature.”

It’s a brilliant post.

Aside: As a result of John’s post, I’ve added Makoto’s blog and a team blog he participates in to my Google Reader. Thanks for introducing me to him, John.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

One response to Read John La Grou’s Post – Starry Night

  1. John’s post was fascinating, and Drew’s embedded comments even more powerful. Thanks.

    We just had a meeting of over 30 lay leaders over the past weekend to pray and dream and plan the future together – our church is about 90 people on Sundays – and the clear message from the group was: we need more of this. More interaction, more communal dreaming, more time to get to know each other. The city is too pressured, too overpowering, too fast – we need a space to slow down and connect, and become a family. Lord, help me to help facilitate this. Planting a church is beyond, way beyond, me. May God work through my blood-stained, grasping hands to serve His Bride.



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