Illustrating Christianity

Ian Coate Logo Christianity plays a big part of my life. I have enjoyed creating many artworks and illustrations in this field to be used free-of-charge by churches and missionaries around the world.

A note on Christianity:
Bible CardsIn these times of political correctness, it’s becoming increasingly unpopular to be seen as a Christian.  I have been advised, for the betterment of my career, that I should hide my Christian views, but respectfully, that just isn’t my way.

Like Australians of generations past, I am very proud of our country and the Christian values that founded it.  Some will say that Christianity is now redundant and those that still hold Christian beliefs are ignorant and narrow-minded.  Yet, the more I study Christianity and observe the natural world, the more I find how relevant the teachings of Christ are to this age.  Furthermore, as science uncovers the complexity in creation’s design the more it points me to its Creator.

Saying that, I certainly understand why many people have rejected Christianity, being disillusioned and often disgusted by the atrocities done in the name of religion.  Like everyone else, I cringe when I hear of the horrible things done and ungracious things said by religious people.  However, what is often forgotten is Jesus Christ also was no fan of organised religion; in fact, it was religious people that conspired to nail him to the cross. When Christ was alive, He took a firm stand against hypocritical religious leaders; He tossed spiritual-swindlers out of the temple who were fleecing the public; He courageously stood between religious fanatics ready to execute a woman charged with adultery.  We can see through Christ’s life that all Christians should be firmly against crusades, inquisitions, terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, human sacrifice, suppression of women and abuse of children.  Sadly, this isn’t always so.

Organised religion has given Christianity a reputation it doesn’t deserve.  If we reject Christianity on the basis of the despicable things done and said by religious people, we have judged Christianity and God unfairly. 

I think it sad that society in general has become indifferent and even hostile to Christianity. I believe people can find meaning and purpose to life if they would just give Christianity a hearing and consider its message. 

With that said, I do not wish to push my views on anyone, so I have put my Christian Illustrations and publications on a separate website.  If you are interested to ponder some easy illustrations on Christianity and why you should consider it, you are invited to visit our website: FREE CHRISTIAN ILLUSTRATIONS.  As the title implies, everything on the website is free and we don’t solicit donations.
Free Christian Illustrations

Below are some Christian subjects you may be interested in pondering. Press on the link to go to the page.

If you are a Christian teacher or missionary, the FCI website has free resources to aid in your ministry.

Christian Resources

Gordon CallowTribute to LCPL Gordon Callow

Gordon Callow’s virtue and attitude to life convinced me of the truth to Christianity just as much as his logical argument.
Gordon was a soldier in the Australian SAS who died on 12 June 1996 when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed at the High Range training area near Townsville in Queensland.
He is well remembered and his impact continues.