This is a new illustration done for the magazine Christianity Today. I don't know if I ever spent this much time creating a block before. I was inspired by the artists Edward Hicks who worked with this theme many times during his life time. Hicks was a 19th century Quaker minister and folk artist. The idea that where God is there will be peace is why Jesus was called the Prince of Peace. I am always interested in events that pull unusual clusters of people that would otherwise not want to be together. I find that it is at events like this that God seems to be particularly present and I am not talking church buildings here. Creative happenings whether a music event or art happening, places where you see multiple generations comingled along with rich and poor people and different ethnic backgrounds.....this is when it gets interestingly weird. The Peaceable Kingdom, bring it on!