Call and Response

Liturgy commonly employs the practice of “call and response”. I believe that this liturgical practice provides a clue to how we are expected to engage in God’s good world. The very idea of “ca... Read More

The Self Portrait

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The self-portrait is a well-established tradition in Western art. Though it flourished in the Renaissance an age when the individual was a focus of attention it didn’t begin there. The self-portrait... Read More

Beauty and Reform

Though we hear much of secularism’s influence on our culture, efforts to keep religious sensibilities at bay seem futile. We cannot for long live comfortably with such absence. The human spirit beco... Read More

Mystery Solved – Maybe!

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I have often wondered why the painting called Mona Lisa gets so much attention – why is it so famous?  Millions over the years – and I among them – have made their way to the room where it ... Read More

Arts and Politics

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What I offer here is not the regular article with a sustained focus – but rather a collage of bits and pieces – fragments if you will – consisting of things that caught my attention in one w... Read More

The Famed C.S. Lewis

His reputation was mixed, for some he was thought to be outdated, populist, and theologically naïve, while others saw him as articulate, imaginative and both philosophically and theologically ast... Read More