KRUX

A Community of Christian Formation

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Inconclusively Offensive?

Inconclusively Offensive?

The dinner spectacle John describes for us in his gospel, even though remote, still manages to offend us (though not as much as the original guests), but, we’re not quite sure how—or, why, we are offended. We can determine this however, that the story gives us a picture of extravagant devotion.

Unleavened

Unleavened

Hoping to offer a Christian perspective on the growing discourse within African Contemporary art, the ‘Unleavened’ exhibition was imagined as a place of restoration but also of provocation. The theme Leaven provided a metaphor “through which to view the work of young artists as they explore the presence and impact of culture, gender, politics and religion in their lives today”.

Are we all bunkering billionaires?

Are we all bunkering billionaires?

Douglas Rushkoff’s TED Talk, How to be “Team Human” recounts how he was probed by tech billionaires who wondered whether New Zealand was the right location to build their doomsday bunkers. What bothered Rushkoff about what these tech billionaires were planning?

Voicing Creation’s Praise

Voicing Creation’s Praise

Voicing Creation’s Praise (1991) is a highly detailed and staccato piece of writing, a bit like a Beethoven Scherzo. Jeremy Begbie is known for his writing and lecturing in theology and the arts and is a professor at the Duke University Divinity School. He also studied music and is an accomplished musician.

Of Past and Future Wrought

Of Past and Future Wrought

Elbie Visser’s oil series titled Fragmented heroes speak about ruins and decay, but not in the dialect of the sublime and Romantic that is so typically associated with it. The series of 5 paintings were exhibited at a group exhibition titled Soma as part of a 40 Stones exhibition at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda.

An Allegory of Beauty

An Allegory of Beauty

Imagine a great person, stronger than lions, wise as Mountains, more gentle than the light of dawn, whose words are clear as a stream and whose touch imparts life. Someone whose very presence fills you with awe, gladness, laughter and light.

Inconclusively Offensive?

The dinner spectacle John describes for us in his gospel, even though remote, still manages to offend us (though not as much as the original guests), but, we’re not quite sure how—or, why, we are offended. We can determine this however, that the story gives us a picture of extravagant devotion.

Unleavened

Hoping to offer a Christian perspective on the growing discourse within African Contemporary art, the ‘Unleavened’ exhibition was imagined as a place of restoration but also of provocation. The theme Leaven provided a metaphor “through which to view the work of young artists as they explore the presence and impact of culture, gender, politics and religion in their lives today”.

Are we all bunkering billionaires?

Douglas Rushkoff’s TED Talk, How to be “Team Human” recounts how he was probed by tech billionaires who wondered whether New Zealand was the right location to build their doomsday bunkers. What bothered Rushkoff about what these tech billionaires were planning?

ABOUT

KRUX

Our mission is best described as theological discipleship—a form of discipleship that brings both thought and behaviour under the lordship of Christ. Primarily that means understanding God’s great act toward us in Christ, and therefore, the consequences of the Gospel for all of human endeavour. 

We believe this can only truly be done in community through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and is expressed by means of study, mentorship, practicing hospitality, and engaging with the Arts.

“Christ did not come to make us christian, but to make us human.”

Hans Rookmaaker

What We Do

Theological Discipleship

Theological discipleship pursues a head and heart knowledge of our faith, forged in the fire of community.

Mentoring

Mentorship is intrinsic to the theological and relational core of KRUX, whether by means of personal conversation, counselling, small group seminar, or sharing a meal.

Culture & the Arts

KRUX offers various seminars reflecting on the intersection of the Christian faith with culture, and facilitates an annual Artists Gathering which attracts artists from across Southern Africa and has brought several international speakers to our shores.

Hospitality

KRUX hosts weekly fellowship meals followed by a short talk, presentation, film clip, or just good heaven-to-earth conversation. 

KRUX GALLERY

Gathering faith-based artists into a community for discourse, dialogue and practice in the arts is a liberating and life-giving venture. The KRUX online gallery features work by the talented artists that have become part of our family.

Recommended Reads

You Are What You Love

James K. Smith

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Henri M. Nouwen

 

Visual Faith

William M. Durness

Get Involved

KRUX offers an exciting range of events, ranging from informal conversations around faith and art, to formal theological discussions, as well as gallery visits and of course, our annual artists’ gathering.