Articles by Bill

The Slab and the Doorstop

by Bill Drake


In 2008, with Dileep Ratnaike, Jill McAfee, Tim Friesen, and a few others, I had the privilege of doing what was possibly the first Christian Tour of Azerbaijan since the Apostle Bartholomew was martyred at the Maiden Tower in Baku. The precious brothers who had organized the tour had purchased a semi, and used the cargo trailer part as a performance stage that would fold out, making more stage space and leaving one side still vertical as a back drop. The front and back of the trailer were folded out as well and used as projection screens for our translated lyrics. All the touring equipment was carried inside the trailer, so the entire operation was self-contained. It was awesome!

The Arts and Church Planting: An Act of Creating Beauty

by Bill Drake

Photography by Dileep Ratnaike

The triune God of the Bible timelessly exists in perfect love, unity and community. He reveals Himself to man through His Word, His prophets, His Son and His creation. His glory shown throughout the universe is the manifestation of His presence, the majestic expression of His divine person and character. That He is ‘beautiful’ is without dispute. 1

Art in the Bible

by Bill Drake

God is the consummate artist, the purveyor of Divine expression. In the eternal Logos, He is the originator and bestows truth in communication. What these two statements mean for the arts is that they are the creative medium God has chosen to express Himself aesthetically: to the imagination, to the five senses, and to the visceral dimensions of the heart in order to communicate truth and elicit worship from mankind.