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January 27, 2014
The Eternal Melody: Mendelssohn and Bonhoeffer
The following is a guest post by Josh de Keijzer. Josh is a Ph.D. Candidate...
November 21, 2013
Kierkegaard and Evangelicalism at the American Academy of Religion
Like numerous other religion and theology scholars, I'm preparing for the American Academy of Religion...
November 06, 2013
A Dispatch from the World Council of Churches
My friend and colleague, Christian Collins Winn (Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Bethel...
October 22, 2013
Jesus, Millstones, and the “Little Ones”
I've been spending time in Matthew 18 today. I've been deeply impressed with a sense...
October 16, 2013
Here is the sixth in a lovely list of ten lessons essential for every high school graduate...
August 13, 2013
What’s Your “Madonna Moment?”
Paul Tillich, one of the most significant theologians of culture, tells of a moment in...
April 30, 2013
You Can Always Go On
One of the more interesting resources on the Internet is the collected interviews at Paris...
April 23, 2013
Death, Wine, & Cheese
The artist exists in an awkward relationship to her audience. She labors for many months,...
April 16, 2013
The Idolatry of the Penultimate
What do looking at paintings have to do with what most evangelicals understand by "engaging,"...
April 10, 2013
Philosopher extraordinaire Alvin Plantinga offers a trenchant review of new atheist Sam Harris' latest book, Free...
April 09, 2013
God’s Grace & Grammatical Violence: A Meditation on Jonah 4:1-4
In February I offered a reflection on Jonah 4: 1-4 at a chapel at Knox...
April 02, 2013
Life and Death in the Artist’s Studio
In a few weeks I'll be participating in the sixth annual Mockingbird Conference in New...
March 27, 2013
Go in Peace: A Holy Week Meditation on Vocation
The confrontation between Elisha and Naamen in 2 Kings 5 is one of the more provocative...
March 20, 2013
A painting is not its interpretation. At the moment it encounters me in the art museum,...
March 13, 2013
A Man Had Two Sons
Envy is as old as humanity itself. In the first utterance of the word sin...
March 12, 2013
“You Will Make Bells & I Will Paint Icons”
Rublev Fasts Andrei Tarkovsky's epic film, The Passion of Andrei Rublev (1966) is a Lenten...
March 05, 2013
The Poetry of an Erased de Kooning
One of the more notorious and inexplicable works of art of the last sixty...
February 27, 2013
The Futility of Painting
Yesterday my review of a new monograph on the Spanish realist painter Antonio López...
February 21, 2013
Vocation and the Artist’s Studio
Last week I was in Pittsburgh to speak on modern art and grace at the...
February 11, 2013
Cézanne, Inventing Abstraction, and the Glen East Workshop
One post on the paintings of Paul Cézanne's is not enough and so I explored...
February 05, 2013
Free to Receive
Let's face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to the arts...
January 28, 2013
Sur le motif: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne
Last week, after finishing Alex Danchev's stunning biography, Cézanne: A Life (Pantheon, 2012), I...
January 23, 2013
Whenever I call someone with Caller ID (which would be everybody these days), they'll see my...
January 21, 2013
The Poetics (and Theology) of Painting
Last week I concluded a four-part series over at Good Letters, the blog of IMAGE...
January 15, 2013
Theology & the Arts
Over the last few months, Christopher Brewer has devoted several blog posts to my theological...
January 11, 2013
Why I Teach (With Help From Parker Palmer)
I'm back in the teaching game after a sabbatical. In some ways, it's hard to...
January 08, 2013
Robyn O'Neil, Hell (2009-2011) This time of year brings the remembrance of those whom we...
December 31, 2012
Larks that Cannot Sing: The Work of Claudia Alvarez
Claudia Alvarez, Flower Girl, ceramic, 2011 Art is like a magnet, attracting, collecting, and accumulating...
December 24, 2012
An Advent Meditation with Gabriel Orozco
In my day job as curator of LIBERATE, the online resource ministry of Tullian...
December 21, 2012
“Holy Innocents” and the Birth of Jesus
Jesus was born into a world of violence. A world where demented people kill innocent...
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