Thursday, August 03, 2006

Our New Logo at COT

Good day to all COT Aficionados!

Many of you have commented to me by email how much you are enjoying our new logo for COT. Before I give a brief description of its contents, I want to personally thank Becca Ascol (the daughter of Dr. Tom Ascol, President of the Founder's Ministries and Pastor-Teacher at Grace Baptist Church) for her wonderful job in helping to design and assemble all the computer artwork to create this design. Anyone who can take my ideas and interpret them so beautifully, I have great respect for (I am not a very artsy person). She is very gifted with computers (Mac Computers) and we are honored and grateful that she chose to share her talents with us at COT.

I have been thinking about the contents of this new logo for quite sometime as to what to include to sum up the ministry that the Lord has given to do for His glory here at COT.

This logo is based upon Paul’s great words found in 2 Corinthians 4:5-7: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.”

Beginning in the upper left hand corner, here are what each of these symbols represent:

1. The Bible (and books behind it) represents our dedication to the authority, truth, inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture and to the study of sound doctrine and biblical theology.

2. The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ represents the totality of His sinless life given for us as a propitiation for our sins; as our vicarious substitute; and the ultimately, the good news of the gospel. He is not pictured on the cross (as the Romanists do) because He has risen from the grave bodily and now reigns at the right hand of the throne of God as King and Lord.

3. The hands washing the feet represents our commitment to His church--the body of Christ--in servanthood to each other and to our neighbors for His name sake. With Christ as our example who washed the disciples feet, He calls to serve one another as evidence of our love for Him.

4. The group of instruments represents our praise and worship to the Lord in song in response to His Word and that we serve Him within and by using “the arts”.

5. The Luthersrose is the centerpiece which binds all these other symbols together. It represents the utter despair of our sins; God’s love for His own that He chose in Christ before the world began; the new life we have through the gospel; our Lord's eternal Kingly reign; and our eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

6. Lastly, circling all these rich symbols are the five Solas of the Reformation representing the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and our life lived in Him.

I hope that you will enjoy the rich meaning behind this logo for God and His glory. There were other meaningful symbols that could also be included here too--it is not exhaustive; but it does represent the ministry we have through this blog.

Grace and peace to you all,
Col. 1:9-14


Hessel-Man said...

The new logo is excellent. The symbolism and design are great, and I believe it captures very well what you're doing at COT and A1M. Kudos to Becca Ascol for the excellent design work.

Thanks for serving us all so well. Your ministry is much appreciated.

Grace and peace,
Steve H.


Cheers to the talented daughter of the distinguished editor of the widely circulated Founders Journal ... he and his wonderful wife have done very well in giving the world Christ-honoring children!

And YOU are commended for using Becca's artistic skills on your blog!

Sallymag said...

The logo looks great!! I'm glad ya'll went with the red version. Cheers to Bec for the job well done!

~Sarah A

Michele Rayburn said...

Very beautiful logo. Luthersrose always adds such beauty and does make a beautiful, as well as meaningful centerpiece for the entire logo.

By the way, although it is a little late in coming, now might be a good time to say congratulations, Steve, on your first anniversary for Camponthis!

It has been a fun, interesting, and challenging experience blogging with everyone.

In His Love,

Tom said...


It looks great! It was interesting watching you and Rebecca work it out. She got her creativity from her momma--I didn't have any to spare!

Doug E. said...


I like the new logo.

God bless,


Sparks said...

Nice. An apt logo for your ministry here at COT.

Perhaps a little bit smaller image, as it tends to overflow into the headline.

I too add my congratulations on 1st year anniversary of this site.

I have learned much here, and also from branching off and reading the blogs and websites of those who post here.

SJ Camp said...

Thanks to everyone for all their kind and encouraging comments.

Are you using Internet Explorer? Sometimes it formats the page differently than FireFox or Safari. Just a thought...

I'll look into it.

littlegal_66 said...

I'm with Hess. I believe it really sums up succinctly and artistically the objectives and mission of your ministry.

And Becca Ascol's work on this is excellent!

Also, re: Internet Explorer-I believe that is the case; it's the same formatting glitch that makes a certain font you use on occasion appear very large to us IE-browsing bloggers.

Grosey's Messages said...

Mate, -you're greeting,
"Good Day.."
no, no, no mate...
its "G'day!"

Let me say it slow forya!
Now try that....
that's better....

ok now drop that little i sound at the end.. (its there, but not distinct! and the Croc hunter will be happy :D
:D Well done Steve

Marcia said...

Wow. I'm fairly new to COT but I'm so impressed.

>our dedication to the authority, truth, inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture

Yes. Yes, yes.

Also, Mr. Camp, thank you for insisting that women be treated correctly. I am here under the protection of my husband, and appreciate the fact that I won't be treated unbiblically.

Sparks said...

Yes, I use IE6.

Bhedr said...

Looking good Steve!

But a circle doesn't have any points on it:-)

Sparks said...

Okay, I'm "converted" to Firefox.

You're right Steve, everything looks much better in this browser.

PassionateEvangelist said...

Just read your article about the Juniper Tree. It was so used by Jesus to minister to my heart. My 27 year old son was recently murdered and I was feeling exactly like the prophet under the Juniper Tree. It was a great article. It has been a difficult struggle but Jesus has been so faithful and wonderful to be next to me so close every step of the way through the valley of the shadow of this murder. Protecting with His rod and with His Staff directing. The sound of His voice clear and precise. He is awesome.
I have been listening to your music for 23 years now and I have been ministered to greatly by the song "Guard the Trust". Because that is what the enemy wants to attack and destroy in me through this tragedy... my trust.. but I will not be moved or shoved off the place I stand. I have played that song over and over. It reminds me, as it does us all, to guard the one thing that is so important... the trust we have in our faithful King.
Thank you for the article and the song.