Full of Eyes

is creating free exegetical art for the global Church

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  • NEW: Academic Emphasis option (let me know you're interested in this and you can stay up to date on my dissertation research, receive draft chapters, and take part in a monthly discussion about John's theology of the cross, visual exegesis, etc.)
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  • Become a fellow worker with me in the Gospel and help provide free visual resources to the Global Church.
  • Patron-only feed
  • My digital door is always open through social media, but as a supporter of Full of Eyes, you'll have access to the Patreon messaging system and be able to ask me questions, make request for specific pictures or video files, etc. in a direct way.
  • NEW: Academic Emphasis option (let me know you're interested in this and you can stay up to date on my dissertation research, receive draft chapters, and take part in a monthly discussion about John's theology of the cross, visual exegesis, etc.)
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20
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  • Become a fellow worker with me in the Gospel and help provide free visual resources to the Global Church.
  • Patron-only feed
  • My digital door is always open through social media, but as a supporter of Full of Eyes, you'll have access to the Patreon messaging system and be able to ask me questions, make request for specific pictures or video files, etc. in a direct way.
  • NEW: Academic Emphasis option (let me know you're interested in this and you can stay up to date on my dissertation research, receive draft chapters, and take part in a monthly discussion about John's theology of the cross, visual exegesis, etc.)
  • NOTE: The US government has begun charging sales tax for certain Patreon rewards. So, to keep you from paying for something you are not "buying," I have removed the "request a picture" reward from this tier. Hardly anyone used that reward, but in case you want it, check out the NEXT tier. However, please note that a small amount of sales tax will be included on your monthly pledge at that amount. 

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About


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.


Goals
$1,200 - reached! per month
This is a huge stretch goal, but if the Lord gives us $1,200 - with the added help of my other support venuesI'll be able to switch to working full time on animations, study guides, tracts, illustrated books, etc. This milestone would change a lot of things, so if we get closer to it I will fill out the specifics.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 539 exclusive posts
525
Images
27
Links
29
Writings
24
Videos

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