Jef Murray

What Does the Bible Teach About Fasting?

"Into the Wild" © by Jef Murray—(Click sketch for artist's gallery.)

Lent is fast approaching, so I thought we should revisit self-denial. Fasting and other forms of self-denial, as spiritual practices of materially subduing and controlling the physical appetites of the body, help us, by God’s grace, to enable the soul to more perfectly and freely pray.  This leads to a deeper union with God and thus we become better stewards of the […]

Jef Murray (1960-2015) — Nai Eru lye mánata

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of Jef’s passing. To say that we are stunned by Jef’s sudden and unexpected death on August 3, 2015 is an understatement. The last article he sent to us was scheduled and published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Jef Murray had shared his art and original stories with readers […]

An Interview with Jef Murray by Tolkien Brazil

Artwork © by Jef Murray

Nearly a year ago, I was contacted by Eduardo Stark of Tolkien Brazil, a large and active group of Tolkien and fantasy fans in South America. Eduardo has followed my work as a fantasy artist, and wanted to interview me for their website. The resulting text was, I fear, a bit daunting to translate into Portuguese, or, as is more likely, the Tolkien Brazil […]