Steven Kozar has been painting as a full-time professional artist since 1986 (right after he dropped out of art school), specialising in amazingly-realistic watercolour technique (although occasionally using oil or acrylic). His paintings have been sold in prestigious art galleries in Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington D.C., New York and London.
In recent years Steven had also been writing the Messed Up Church blog, and lately begun podcasting, with the aim of helping "hurting and/or frustrated people in the church... filter through all the shallow and confusing things" they've been told by the "Evangelical Industrial Complex" in the hope that they might "come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian."
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Slide show image: "A Manifesto of Christian Discernment" © Steven Kozar, all rights reserved, used here with permission; kindly adapted for use at The Mind Renewed by Mark of PlantASeed.org.uk.