Doxology – My Chapter

WwellYesterday I wrote a chapter for a book that will come out in a few months. The book will accompany an arts exhibition called Doxology, featuring large scale enamel pieces by Rob Pepper on the life of Jesus. I was assigned this image of the women at the well and Debbie will add to my thoughts for the book.

Rob is a renown artist who uses the "conscious reflex drawing" method which means there is no eye contact with the paper. Rob’s drawing blog is also well known.

Shannon describes Doxology this way:

“Rob is opening up his own journey. From Modernity, through Postmodernity, and now ”Returning to the Real“. And opening up the questions about faith, truth, church, Jesus that he has been asking along the way. The hope is for real dialog.”

The Doxology tour will begin in Houston at Ecclesia and will tour the world for 2 years (or more). We are still needing a few more galleries to host this exhibition. (Beijing? Tokyo?) Pray for the German guys from Kubik as they work on the graphics and book.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Rob Pepper says:

    Thanks Andrew for putting this up and for your wise words on the drawing. Just a little artistic aside the yellow in this drawing represents the gold on the final pieces, a true work in progress.

  • andrew jones says:

    thanks rob
    it was the gold (yellow) that inspired my writing the chapter which starts off {hope you dont mind me spilling a few beans here] . .
    “With a flick of gold on a clay jar of water, Rob Pepper captures this moment from a rare point of view, one often neglected by Biblical commentators, yet present and intrinsic.
    The story of the woman at the well, found in the gospel of John, has been told by some from the view of the woman – a Samaritan, a woman with a past, a history of men, and perhaps their ex-wives. The story has also been told by others with a focus on Jesus the heretic, who wanders far from the well-drawn Pharisaic boundaries of race and gender, and even further than his own disciples dare to tread. The story is therefore one of grace (the woman) or mission (Jesus), or in other retellings, the tense drama of shattered paradigms (the disciples), as they witness the prophetic sign of the inbreaking and outbreaking of the good news for outsiders.
    But to accept the artist’s perspective, as Rob leads us in this piece, is to look again from another place, to gaze from the rim of an earthen jar at a watering hole where a gift exchange is about to take place. ”
    . . and to read the rest, people will have to purchase the book when it comes out.

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