Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

The great embrace

I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself,…

Painting for people…

This morning someone called round to pick up a painting from my home. It’s one that I’ve worked on over the last 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed painting it. There’s been loads of colour and vibrant light. There’s lots of symbolism and meaning behind the painting which are personal to the person I painted…

‘From/to’ paintings.

Yesterday I spoke at Ridley Hall college in Cambridge on ‘Creative worship.’ Part of the day was a practical for the students to capture something of their story of the ‘from and to.’ The challenge I gave them was to show where they had journeyed from and to where? Here are some of the ‘from…

Night and day shining!

I got to spend the day creating and painting with my daughters. I was commissioned by my friend Andy Putt (in the picture above) who leads ‘streetlight project’ in Wimborne, Dorset. He asked me to paint a corridor by the loos of the centre. And seeing as it was him who asked me, I said…

The art of searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story of the ‘pearl of great price.’ You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: “Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he…

One of great value

Jesus said: “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” On Sunday night I painted a pearl to represent what the Kingdom of God is like. It’s a hand holding a pearl…

Courage: The God Who Sees Me

In this new series of paintings for 2020 Chris Duffett shares 4 unique limited edition prints of the original prophetic art work painted at Fresh Streams annual gathering 2020. They all have the theme of courage and Chris took the courage to paint in a different and more abstract way. It has been created using…

Courage: Because I am loved

We can have courage because we are loved. In this new series of paintings for 2020 Chris Duffett shares 4 unique limited edition prints of the original prophetic art work painted at Fresh Streams annual gathering 2020. They all have the theme of courage and Chris took the courage to paint in a different and…

When a church looks out…

I’ve just spent the weekend with Refresh Church helping them look out into their community. They’re great at it already, but they want to do so much lore! The teaching wasn’t do what I do, but rather to do what they do. When I share about what I do it opens up a load of…