What is Full of Eyes?

The Need:

  • Many are still blind to the beauty of God in Jesus Christ.
    • Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. There is no reality more satisfying, more joy-giving, or more beautiful than Him. to know Him as Lord and Treasure is to live, to know Him as anything else (i.e., good teacher, loving example, religious figure head) is – ultimately – death.
    • The need that drives me to the work of Full of Eyes is that there are many who have not yet seen Jesus as soul-compellingly beautiful, many to whom He is boring and best and hateful at worst (there are also many who have seen some glimpse of Him and long to see more, I would put myself in this camp). My desire – by the grace of God and the work of His Spirit – is to see this change.

How Full of Eyes Addresses that Need:

  • Full of Eyes seeks to visually proclaim the glory of God in Christ as taught in scripture.
    • Animations and pictures are the primary way we do this. The visual media are an uniquely effective tool the Lord has given us for communication, especially in the 21st century’s image-laden culture. My goal is to use these visual media as a way to pierce the heart and to haunt the mind with scripturally-informed imagery of Christ. I hope to leverage the defense-bypassing power of beauty so as to seed the viewer with biblical truth and – as is my prayer – ultimately drive them to the scriptures, to Christ, and to His Church.
    • Companion study guides that pair together with animations, as well as blog posts etc. about certain pictures, are my attempt to firmly anchor the visuals created by FOE to the scriptures. Imagery will always be secondary when it comes to declaring the glory of God in Christ, and so I want to make an explicit link between the imagery I am sharing and the words of scripture from which they spring
  • Full of Eyes has 4 Emphases that drive the ministry
    • Biblical – The Bible is God’s authoritative revelation of Himself. All the imagery that FOE creates is to be drawn from and submitted to scripture.
    • Christocentric – FOE will focus its creative efforts on exploring the person and work of Jesus Christ, especially at the cross, where God most clearly communicates Himself to us (for a further explanation of this focus, watch this video).
    • Evangelistic – The resources that FOE creates are designed to help people taste and see that Jesus Christ is infinitely good and heart-satisfyingly beautiful. The goal of each piece of art created by FOE is to push people closer to the biblical Christ, so that unbelievers are brought to Him and Christians are kept in Him.
    • Affectional – Great realities warrant great heart responses. At FOE, my goal is to help people “feel” affections that are in some manner fitting with the nature of the truth being communicated. Because the gospel of Christ’s glory is a stunning truth, my prayer is that the heart’s of those who absorb FOE resources would be moved in accordance with it.

Why Free?

  • I make everything available for free because this seems like the best way to get my content before the most number of eyes and so to do the most for the glory of God in Christ.

 What Do You Believe?

  • For an explanation of the ministry’s philosophy, you can read through these six blog posts (1,2,3,4,5,6).
  • For a detailed explanation of my doctrine, see the Bethlehem Elder Affirmation of Faith.
  • You can watch the videos below for answers to some basic questions about FOE’s beliefs and practices.

13 Comments

  1. Joshua Kowitz
    September 19, 2014

    Hi Chris, I hope that all is well with you. I saw your videos for the first time last weekend and I’m still blown away, not because they are awesome, (they are) but because I was given a vision about a year or so ago about animated videos set to music that contain exactly the same message, drawn in the same way, same kind of motion, same kind of images, not all exactly but some of them, like the Holy Spirit coming down as a dove to mary and then the start of Jesus’ life, and in another the development of life stages of our Lord as He comes to us and rescues us, and a couple others were the same.

    Thanks and may God continue to bless you and others thru your work.

    Josh

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  2. Claudia {Sparrowhawk}
    December 12, 2014

    Hi there, I am going crazy right now looking for the video your team created on the Story of Christmas/the Story of Jesus, where can I find it?

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  3. Maicon
    August 6, 2015

    Can I download to your videos ?

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    • Full of Eyes
      August 6, 2015

      Hi Maicon,

      Right now the best way to download them is to use a 3rd party site like keepvid.com or something like that to download them from Youtube. If you do download them, please only use them for ministry purposes and not to sell etc.

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  4. Ana Paula Araújo
    September 22, 2015

    Hello!
    Wonderful!
    I’m Brazilian and catholic. I do a ministerial job with young, comunication and music, and I’m always searching a good material, videos, musics to use with them. Your job is fantastic. The junction that you do is very beautiful. I found a YouTube channel that made a translate of your videos. I will go to use and share them. The world need to see this. Thank you to make avaliable your talent! Continues to serve God!
    God bless you!

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  5. Mary Macias
    November 6, 2015

    All you’ve done is amazing I’m studying animation, I’d like to make it as you do if I let you take of reference and drawings, if not the same tell me your name to pray for you and your ministry to grow would like to join but I am from Ecuador.

    I hope one day take the gospel like that but as long as I preach to people.

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    • Full of Eyes
      November 6, 2015

      Hey Mary, thanks for your comments. I’m glad to hear that you’re studying animation and that you want to use it to make God known in Christ. Blessings to you in Ecuador!

      – Chris

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  6. Vicky
    March 16, 2016

    Just saw your beautiful, amazing video that you did with Caitelen for “It Is Finished”. You are SO gifted by God! What an amazing visual representation! Keep up the good work, and God bless.

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    • Full of Eyes
      March 21, 2016

      Thank you, Vicky. It was a joy to work on that animation and to muse over the passion of Christ as Caitelen’s song so hauntingly captures it. Praise God for His kindness in folding us into His designs for His glory in the world.

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  7. Karolina
    March 24, 2016

    Hi!

    I got here thanks to a priest who uses your art on his blog about The Bible, and I’m deeply moved by all your work.
    I would like to ask you where did the name “Full of Eyes” came from and what does it really mean?
    And what’s the meaning of the cross that you use as your logo here? (I’m nosy and I like to know things :D).

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    • Karolina
      March 24, 2016

      Ok, I just noticed that you spoke about what I’ve asked so just ignore my questions 😀

      Let’s just stick to “I am deeply moved by your art”, because that’s true 🙂 I hope to see more of your amazing animations in the future.
      What tools/software do you use to make them?

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  8. Obang
    December 3, 2016

    Hello, I love the animations. They really give me a new perspective and a stronger connection to God. I really feel a call to action! I also would like to know with what medium these animations were made with (eg: such as Adobe flash, etc). Thanks, and God Bless.

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    • Full of Eyes
      December 6, 2016

      I make the animations using a drawing app on my iPad called “ProCreate” together with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. Thanks for asking!

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