Archive for 'Jesus'

For the Prison of Skin (A Prayer Triptych)


Poet Philip Metres brings us this meditation on suffering, pain, and release in response to the theme of healing and Matthew 8:5-13.



Brian S. Chan’s new work See, reflects the theme of poverty, as well as Mark 10:46-52 and Luke 18:35-43.

To Lay Down One’s Life


This week we are pleased to welcome jazz composer Benje Daneman to Spark and Echo Arts for a new work in response to John 15:13: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”              From the Artist: Jesus commands love from his followers (John 15:12,…




This week we feature a triptych by photographer Rachel Friedlander. This new work responsed to Mark 5:25-34, in which a woman who has been suffering from bleeding touches Jesus without him seeing and is healed instantly. When Jesus asks who touched him, the woman comes forward, afraid he will rebuke her, but instead she is told that…


Living Waters


2012 Spark and Echo Arts Curators Eric and Jeffrey Leiser have created this fascinating short film created in response to John 4:13-14: Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Do You Love Me


In concert with the current theme of “Sheep,” Spark and Echo Arts is pleased to share the song, “Do You Love Me” from Spark & Echo’s debut album. The song captures the youthfulness of Peter while recognizing the true underlying depth of what Jesus is saying to us all.

“Fig Tree” by Cameron DeWhitt


A new song – and a new artwork in response to the new song – by Portland musician Cameron DeWhitt and artist Jon Roberts, both trying to reconcile conflicting ideas about God through their work.


Selected from his recent collection, A Pentecost of Finches, Robert Siegel’s poem “Patmos” shines light on the ancient scene of Saint John receiving his divine revelation on the island of Patmos.