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In a stunning victory for Christianity, Mark Driscoll has converted Lisa Frank to Christianity and she has joined his Seattle church. Already, the artistic genius of Ms. Frank is making itself visible in the life of Mars Hill Church. In the recently unveiled “Peasant Princess” series found here, Frank’s talents have been put to good use. When asked for comment about Frank’s participation on the Mars Hill team, Mark Driscoll responded, “When I first met Lisa, I wasn’t sure I wanted to preach her the Gospel. After all, Jesus would never carry a Lisa Frank binder. But then the Holy Spirit TV Screen™ kicked on, and the Lord showed me her talent. I thought ‘You know, cute neon woodland creatures would be the perfect thing to go with a discussion of the sexually charged Song of Solomon.” Frank reported being happy with the move. “I’m just so excited. I’ve always wanted to use my art to reach people older than 11.” Truly the angels rejoice.

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10 year old aspiring photographer Jackson Potts II created this stirring artistic representation of the seventh station of the cross. Unfortunately, the work has been suppressed for its supposedly objectionable content despite arising out of a confessional understanding of Christ and desiring only to make stark the innocence of Jesus in enduring his sufferings. If it makes us think hard about the Father, so be it. Looking past the cheesy make-up, I see a beautifully arresting image of battered innocence. We should be congratulating the boy on integrating his religious and artistic expression, not banning his image from galleries.

The artist’s supporters have set up a blog chronicling the experience at http://jacksonsstation.blogspot.com/. I encourage to go there and check it out.

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