Nudity in Art: Discernment Exercise BY: Denis Haack "My friend, artist Edward Knippers has often been censured for making art that was “too nude for the Church and too Christian for the world” as he will often say…."
Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012) BY: R. Greg Grooms We want something else which can hardly be put into words—to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, nymphs and elves.
Experimentation, Failure and Faith BY: Denis Haack Maybe graduate school was intended to teach us perseverance, and our true calling is something altogether different. Perhaps our gifts don’t translate directly into a marketable skill, so we’ll need to try some things before we find what we’re meant to do now.
Margie's 2013 Christmas Gift List BY: Margie Haack It's Here! Margie Haack's Notes From Toad Hall Christmas Gift List is an annual tradition at Ransom Fellowship and we think you and your loved ones will very much enjoy this year's selections. Merry Christmas!
Light at Ground Zero: St. Paul's Chapel After 9/11 (Krystyna Sanderson, 2002) BY: Denis Haack Less well known, close to one of the buildings of the World Trade Center complex, a small church, St Paul’s Chapel, somehow escaped destruction.
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) BY: Denis Haack Set in recent history, Zero Dark Thirty seems larger than life because it simultaneously records an American victory, serves as a witness to an American tragedy, and reminds us of a questionable episode of American ethics.
Imagination matters BY: Denis Haack Sometimes in this darkened world glory appears as a mere shimmer, like a firefly on a moonless evening, and so is easy to miss. We need sharp imaginations to catch it.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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