“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Thursday, June 1, 2017


My favourite portrayal of the life of Christ is the 1977 television mini-series, Jesus of Nazareth. That Emmy award-winning production had an all-star cast including Robert Powell (Jesus), Olivia Hussey (the Virgin Mary), Sir Laurence Olivier (Nicodemus), Sir Peter Ustinov (Herod the Great), Christopher Plummer (Herod Antipas), Rod Steiger (Pontius Pilate), just to mention a few. 

It was Robert Powell's portrayal of Jesus that moved me. It was outstanding! Not only was his acting exquisite, Powell's appearance was closest to the face of Christ in my mind. My son, Dean, knows this. He is an extraordinarily talented and successful artist. 

For my 64th birthday, Dean drew that rendition of Christ for me, in pencil. (See image at the top of this post.) I was deeply moved when he presented me with his original sketch of this powerful image from Jesus of Nazareth.

Now you can own a high quality print of Dean's Jesus of Nazareth for your home or use for a fundraising auction in support of your favourite charity. Numerous charities have used various other pieces of Dean's art for auction. Without exception, it has been successful.   

Here's how it works:

1. Auction:
  • Dean provides you with a framed print free. 
  • His sets his minimum reserve price if the piece sells. All bids above the reserve go to the charity. The successful auction bid is the organization's, less the reserve which is sent to Dean
  • If there are no bids, you simply return the print to Dean. It costs you nothing (other than postage).
2. Sale of prints
  • You purchase a set quantity of prints (discounts for bulk orders). You sell them for a price set by you.
You can contact Dean Pickup for more information or to place and order. He can be contacted by email: dean@dpict.ca, or facebook: @deanpickupartist 


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