Omne Quod Spirat Laudet Dominum

Art / Music

We drove to the Twin Cities last night (in a light snowstorm) for a concert by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO). The traffic…

Margie’s 2013 Christmas Gift List

Art / Books / Safe Place

I Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro, Grove Press, NY, 2013. (Short story collection) Quatro writes short stories like a post-modern Flannery…

Enlarging Imagination: The Art of Ned Bustard

Art / Visual Art

One of my earliest memories concerning art involved the exquisite woodcut block prints of Albrecht Durer (1471-1528). I’m uncertain where I came upon them,…

Imagination matters

Art / Maturity and Flourishing / Spirituality

One of the reasons I have sworn allegiance to Christ as king is that I believe the ancient prophets. Their words echo down the…

The Forbidden Bird (a short story)

Art / Culture / Ordinary Life

The Forbidden Bird Far beneath the gaze of perfect clouds drifting through a peerless twilight sky, there ran two children down a winding forest…

Evil Depicted in Breaking Bad and Mad Men

Art / Movies / Spirituality

What's happened to you?  In one of the most stunning scenes in AMC's Breaking Bad protagonist Walter White explains to his wife why he…

Walking On Christ’s Property

Art

Nestled in the midst of busy, crowded streets lined with shops in upper Manhattan is a place of quiet and beauty called The Cloisters.…

The cost of creativity

Art / Work and Rest

Some people are good at catchy titles and headlines, but I am not. I complained earlier this week over the effort it took to…

The Journey Homeward

Art / Work and Rest

Suddenly you know you’re going in the wrong direction. You look back and remember… a place of clatter and quiet, of work and rest,…

The Place of the Artist in the Christian Community

Art

I used to be much more sanguine about the possibility of historical precedent being of some help in any formulation of specifically Christian aesthetic…