Full of Eyes is creating free visual resources for the global Church
100

patrons

$1,255
per month

Thanks for taking a look at the Full of Eyes Patreon page!

Full of Eyes is a support-based ministry of exegetical art that creates still and moving images intended to point people to the beauty of God in the crucified and risen Son.

Right now I am doing Full of Eyes art full time and the monthly support of friends like you is the way God is providing for the practical needs of my family. If you decide to become a “fellow worker” with me in this ministry, your support will directly enable me to continue creating Christ-exalting art that is free for the global Church.

And that’s really the heart of the “support based” model. Your monthly partnership allows everything I create to be given away for free—and, by God’s grace, this art is being used in the Church. I’ve received testimonies from pastors, ministry leaders, and lay people in Brazil, Spain, France, Slovakia, India, Korea, China and many other countries, each of them telling me that FOE resources have served their ministries. Praise God! That’s the goal, and every patron here on Patreon is a vital part of that work.

My wife and I would be really glad to have you on board as a monthly partner in this work! If you have any questions about Full of Eyes--or what it's like to be a part of the FOE support team--feel free to message me at [email protected]. Or, you can read over the more in-depth ministry info below.


About Full of Eyes

Jesus Christ is God. He is the incarnation of the eternal, self-revealing Word of God. He is the living exegesis of the invisible God, the name of God spoken in space and time, the glory of God radiated through flesh and blood, the Son whom to see is to see the Father and whom to know is to know the only true God.

And—wonder of wonders!—the sovereignly chosen climax of Jesus’ ministry of God-revealing redemption comes when He pours Himself out in love to the point of death on a Roman cross. Worldviews are baffled, paradigms are controverted, and entire universes of philosophical thought are shattered and re-forged when we realize that Yahweh God—maker of heaven and earth—definitively communicates Himself to creation in the crucified and risen man, Jesus Christ.

all things exist for the glory of God, and if God is supremely made known in the one who died and rose again, then we align ourselves with the purpose of reality when we—by the Spirit—look to the cross so that we might know and love the Father through His slain and risen Son.

This is why Full of Eyes exists. My goal is to help people see and savor the faith-strengthening, hope-instilling, love-kindling beauty of God in Christ. And I do this by creating free exegetical art in the form of pictures, animations, and discussion guides.


Four Specific Emphases

Biblical – God has authoritatively revealed Himself to us in Scripture. If we are going to know and love Him, we must meet Him in His Word. Therefore, I apply the same rigorous exegetical principles that would go into preparing a sermon as I create these art pieces. If my work is to serve the Church, it must be rooted in, saturated with, and communicative of Scripture.

Christocentric – Within Scripture, God’s supreme self-revelation is His Son, Jesus Christ—and especially the Son’s work of revelatory redemption at the cross. Therefore the art of Full of Eyes is uniquely centered on the person and work of Christ.

Evangelistic – Every piece of art that I create is born from a desire to make the person and work of Christ more weighty, compelling, and precious to the viewer—whether they are saved or not-yet saved. This is what I mean by “evangelistic.”

Affectional – Jonathan Edwards once said that he considered it his duty in preaching to raise the affections of his hearers as high as he possibly could—provided they were affected by nothing but truth. This concept informs my art. By God’s grace, I want Full of Eyes to haunt hearts and kindle affections with the terrors and beauties of the gospel of the glory of Christ.


Three Main Undertakings

Pictures – Each weekday I create a simple picture based on a short text of Scripture (usually from my morning reading), while each month I design two or three more involved exegetical pieces. In creating these monthly pictures I employ many of the tools used in traditional sermon preparation (studies in the original languages, discourse analysis, outlining, considering biblical theological allusions, seeking to discern authorial intent, etc.). It is a true joy to see my training from Bethlehem College & Seminary used by the Lord in this way.

Animations – Animations are the central labor of Full of Eyes and usually take between three and four months of work to complete. They’re often based on a song that highlights some element of the person and work of Christ, though recently I’ve been moving toward more “exegetical animations” built on instrumental music and spoken Scripture. In either case the motivating desire is the same: to communicate something of the all-surpassing and soul-satisfying beauty of God as He is climactically revealed in the crucified and risen Son.

Discussion Guides – Since 2014 I’ve been making discussion guides that go along with each animation. These guides are intended to help small groups or individuals explore the scriptural and theological concepts that fuel a particular animation’s imagery.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
34 patrons
  • For one dollar a month you will be added to the Patron-Only news feed and privy to updates, vlog posts, news on projects etc. as well as prayer requests and thoughts about things that the Lord has been doing in our lives.
  • PS - This is NOT a wimpy level of support :) Think about how a bunch of ants can accomplish huge things together....supporting at $1 a month will add up quickly if a lot of people do it. So, please don't feel bad if this is all you can do - it is truly a blessing!
Pledge $5 or more per month
27 patrons
  • patron-only feed, plus:
  • You'll be added to a list of people who are invited to a half-hour monthly Google hangout where I will share the Lord's work in the ministry and what projects are being worked on, answer questions, and generally "hang out". 
Pledge $10 or more per month
28 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, plus:
  • Right away you'll get a piece of original, hi-res digital artwork from one of my animations. You can tell me which pictures you want since I still have all the files. 
  • Also, you will receive a piece of original, digital, uncolored art from every future animation I make.
Pledge $20 or more per month
16 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, original artwork from one previous and every future animation, plus:
  • Wow – this would be very generous! For $20 or more a month you would receive a hard-copy piece of original artwork from one of the first 13 animations. I would be sending you the actual piece of paper that I drew this work on. If you'd like, I can also write a short note on the piece explaining where the imagery came from etc. You could let me know which picture you want since I still have all of these pieces filed away in a cabinet.
  • Plus, each month you will be added to "raffle" to win a sketch of your request.
  • NOTE: There is a limited number of original pieces of work. If they are exhausted (though there are a lot, every picture from my first 13 videos) I will have to send photocopies.
Pledge $50 or more per month
7 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, original artwork from one previous and every future animation, hard-copy of an original piece, plus:
  • If you decide to support this ministry at $50.00 a month, rather than entering into a raffle, you will have direct access to ask me to create an original picture of your choosing for you once a month.
Pledge $50.01 or more per month
3 patrons
A number of people like the idea of supporting Full of Eyes at the $50.00+ without asking for any reward. So, since the initial $50 tier is filling up, I thought I would make this new one. There is no official reward at this level, but your support will be gratefully received. Thank you! (and, of course, I will be open to talking with you about sketch requests here and there ;) )
Goals
$1,255 of $2,000 per month
Becoming an official non-profit is a fairly expensive process, and on top of that it requires a whole range of skill sets that are not my strong point (a lot of forms to fill out etc.). However, if I was able to get $2,000/mo consistently (aka, 2 months or more) through Patreon, that --in addition to the support I receive through the Gaius Project--would allow me to begin travelling the road toward non-profit status. This would be pretty cool because then, all of your pledges through Patreon would become legit, tax deductible donations! We'll see what the Lord has in store...
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Thanks for taking a look at the Full of Eyes Patreon page!

Full of Eyes is a support-based ministry of exegetical art that creates still and moving images intended to point people to the beauty of God in the crucified and risen Son.

Right now I am doing Full of Eyes art full time and the monthly support of friends like you is the way God is providing for the practical needs of my family. If you decide to become a “fellow worker” with me in this ministry, your support will directly enable me to continue creating Christ-exalting art that is free for the global Church.

And that’s really the heart of the “support based” model. Your monthly partnership allows everything I create to be given away for free—and, by God’s grace, this art is being used in the Church. I’ve received testimonies from pastors, ministry leaders, and lay people in Brazil, Spain, France, Slovakia, India, Korea, China and many other countries, each of them telling me that FOE resources have served their ministries. Praise God! That’s the goal, and every patron here on Patreon is a vital part of that work.

My wife and I would be really glad to have you on board as a monthly partner in this work! If you have any questions about Full of Eyes--or what it's like to be a part of the FOE support team--feel free to message me at [email protected]. Or, you can read over the more in-depth ministry info below.


About Full of Eyes

Jesus Christ is God. He is the incarnation of the eternal, self-revealing Word of God. He is the living exegesis of the invisible God, the name of God spoken in space and time, the glory of God radiated through flesh and blood, the Son whom to see is to see the Father and whom to know is to know the only true God.

And—wonder of wonders!—the sovereignly chosen climax of Jesus’ ministry of God-revealing redemption comes when He pours Himself out in love to the point of death on a Roman cross. Worldviews are baffled, paradigms are controverted, and entire universes of philosophical thought are shattered and re-forged when we realize that Yahweh God—maker of heaven and earth—definitively communicates Himself to creation in the crucified and risen man, Jesus Christ.

all things exist for the glory of God, and if God is supremely made known in the one who died and rose again, then we align ourselves with the purpose of reality when we—by the Spirit—look to the cross so that we might know and love the Father through His slain and risen Son.

This is why Full of Eyes exists. My goal is to help people see and savor the faith-strengthening, hope-instilling, love-kindling beauty of God in Christ. And I do this by creating free exegetical art in the form of pictures, animations, and discussion guides.


Four Specific Emphases

Biblical – God has authoritatively revealed Himself to us in Scripture. If we are going to know and love Him, we must meet Him in His Word. Therefore, I apply the same rigorous exegetical principles that would go into preparing a sermon as I create these art pieces. If my work is to serve the Church, it must be rooted in, saturated with, and communicative of Scripture.

Christocentric – Within Scripture, God’s supreme self-revelation is His Son, Jesus Christ—and especially the Son’s work of revelatory redemption at the cross. Therefore the art of Full of Eyes is uniquely centered on the person and work of Christ.

Evangelistic – Every piece of art that I create is born from a desire to make the person and work of Christ more weighty, compelling, and precious to the viewer—whether they are saved or not-yet saved. This is what I mean by “evangelistic.”

Affectional – Jonathan Edwards once said that he considered it his duty in preaching to raise the affections of his hearers as high as he possibly could—provided they were affected by nothing but truth. This concept informs my art. By God’s grace, I want Full of Eyes to haunt hearts and kindle affections with the terrors and beauties of the gospel of the glory of Christ.


Three Main Undertakings

Pictures – Each weekday I create a simple picture based on a short text of Scripture (usually from my morning reading), while each month I design two or three more involved exegetical pieces. In creating these monthly pictures I employ many of the tools used in traditional sermon preparation (studies in the original languages, discourse analysis, outlining, considering biblical theological allusions, seeking to discern authorial intent, etc.). It is a true joy to see my training from Bethlehem College & Seminary used by the Lord in this way.

Animations – Animations are the central labor of Full of Eyes and usually take between three and four months of work to complete. They’re often based on a song that highlights some element of the person and work of Christ, though recently I’ve been moving toward more “exegetical animations” built on instrumental music and spoken Scripture. In either case the motivating desire is the same: to communicate something of the all-surpassing and soul-satisfying beauty of God as He is climactically revealed in the crucified and risen Son.

Discussion Guides – Since 2014 I’ve been making discussion guides that go along with each animation. These guides are intended to help small groups or individuals explore the scriptural and theological concepts that fuel a particular animation’s imagery.


Recent posts by Full of Eyes

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
34 patrons
  • For one dollar a month you will be added to the Patron-Only news feed and privy to updates, vlog posts, news on projects etc. as well as prayer requests and thoughts about things that the Lord has been doing in our lives.
  • PS - This is NOT a wimpy level of support :) Think about how a bunch of ants can accomplish huge things together....supporting at $1 a month will add up quickly if a lot of people do it. So, please don't feel bad if this is all you can do - it is truly a blessing!
Pledge $5 or more per month
27 patrons
  • patron-only feed, plus:
  • You'll be added to a list of people who are invited to a half-hour monthly Google hangout where I will share the Lord's work in the ministry and what projects are being worked on, answer questions, and generally "hang out". 
Pledge $10 or more per month
28 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, plus:
  • Right away you'll get a piece of original, hi-res digital artwork from one of my animations. You can tell me which pictures you want since I still have all the files. 
  • Also, you will receive a piece of original, digital, uncolored art from every future animation I make.
Pledge $20 or more per month
16 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, original artwork from one previous and every future animation, plus:
  • Wow – this would be very generous! For $20 or more a month you would receive a hard-copy piece of original artwork from one of the first 13 animations. I would be sending you the actual piece of paper that I drew this work on. If you'd like, I can also write a short note on the piece explaining where the imagery came from etc. You could let me know which picture you want since I still have all of these pieces filed away in a cabinet.
  • Plus, each month you will be added to "raffle" to win a sketch of your request.
  • NOTE: There is a limited number of original pieces of work. If they are exhausted (though there are a lot, every picture from my first 13 videos) I will have to send photocopies.
Pledge $50 or more per month
7 patrons
  • Patron-only feed, monthly Google hangout opportunity, original artwork from one previous and every future animation, hard-copy of an original piece, plus:
  • If you decide to support this ministry at $50.00 a month, rather than entering into a raffle, you will have direct access to ask me to create an original picture of your choosing for you once a month.
Pledge $50.01 or more per month
3 patrons
A number of people like the idea of supporting Full of Eyes at the $50.00+ without asking for any reward. So, since the initial $50 tier is filling up, I thought I would make this new one. There is no official reward at this level, but your support will be gratefully received. Thank you! (and, of course, I will be open to talking with you about sketch requests here and there ;) )