Edward Knippers - oil on panel - 32" X 24" - 2010

Edward Knippers

The devout Christianity of Edward Knippers as reflected in his monumental paintings, sets him apart from many other contemporary artists.  Rarely does a contemporary painter or sculptor turn to literal religious subjects for inspiration and still maintain a fresh, vibrant style.  Knippers has created a careful balance between traditional Christian subject matter and the gestural,…

Why are we called encourage?

Why Are We Called to Encourage?

Why are we called to encourage? In Hebrews 3:13, we are told to “encourage one another daily.” Then, in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, it says, “encourage one another and build one another up.” We also learn in Proverbs 12:25 that, “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” So, with this in…