Throughout my time in Seminary I cultivated a love of creating assemblage sculptures. Assemblage is a form of sculpture where instead of cutting away at a chunk of stone, the sculpture is built up, typically using previously formed objects. My work tends to focus on ordinary objects (terracotta pots, empty wine bottles, cement, copper wire, wood, glass, brick, and various other odds and ends). My work also is largely religious in theme and is very, very amateur. I have no formal training in assemblage, sculpture or art. But it is a thing that I love and I find that creation in a visual sense lends to a concreteness of previously esoteric theological concepts. I think of faith, community, sorrow, salvation, the imago dei, and compromise all in terms of sculpture.