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December 18, 2012
Gustave Courbet, The Source of the Loue, 1864. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The...
December 14, 2012
Get a Free Book! (The Holy Nomad)
Not too long ago I participated in a Patheos book club discussion of The Holy Nomad, by...
December 11, 2012
Art and Audience
A recent article in Humanities has caused me to give some thought to the audience for...
December 07, 2012
Got a Ph.D. in Theology? Go Work for a Church
What to do with all these worthless Ph.D.'s in the humanities? The Chronicle of Higher...
December 06, 2012
Odds and Ends
I've been doing some work beyond my weekly posts here at CULTIVARE and...
December 03, 2012
Damien Hirst is Free
The market for artist Damien Hirst's work seems to have bottomed out. And those who...
November 27, 2012
The Ladder & The Bridge
There is a habit of thinking among Christian artists, philosophers, and theologians that conceives of...
November 23, 2012
Black Friday, Good Friday, and the Eucharist: Being Consumed, Part II
Black Friday is receding into Thanksgiving. A U.S. News articlereports that Wal-Mart, Sears and Toys-R-Us...
November 20, 2012
Haystacks & Shadows
One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching art history to college students is presenting...
November 16, 2012
‘Tis the Season… To help out — some… within finite boundaries… in non-polarizing projects
Today's guest blogger is Tim Conder, the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. ...
November 13, 2012
Artists Behaving Strangely
Why do so many artists behave so strangely? If their odd-looking work isn't enough to...
November 08, 2012
Holy Nomad and the “Quest” Approach to Christian Faith
This post is my contribution to Patheos' book club on Matt Litton's Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to...
November 06, 2012
Who Are You?
Every painting is a self-portrait. Although he may nowhere be seen on the canvas, the...
November 01, 2012
Politics and the Narcissist Impulse: Just Make Me a Hero, Please
Election season is winding down. We will all breathe a sigh of relief when it's...
October 30, 2012
The Evangelical Hamster Ball
We evangelicals who care about the arts tend to operate in a hamster ball. Protected...
October 23, 2012
Let’s Explore Modern Art
I know modern art can be strange and difficult. So, let's spend a week...
October 18, 2012
“You’d be Really Pretty if You were White”: Jesus and Race in America
Editor Note: Today's Guest Post is by Doneila McIntosh. Doneila is completing her M.Div. at...
October 16, 2012
Beyond the Image
In addition to my weekly blog posts here at Cultivare, I am also contributing...
October 15, 2012
My Kid Can Do That
Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937, Reina Sofia, Madrid "My kid can do that" is a common...
October 12, 2012
Us and Them
I was invited to give a chapel talk at Biola University in La Mirada, California...
October 09, 2012
A Message in a Bottle
God calls an artist to be a particular kind of artist in a particular...
October 02, 2012
Art and Faithful Presence
Mako Fujimura's new studio, Princeton, New Jersey. Photo courtesy Robert Puglisi Artists must make...
September 29, 2012
Homecoming Prank Turns Positive
Bullying is a major problem. At least we're hearing more about it--and talking more about...
September 27, 2012
Original Innocence? Children, Race, and the Kingdom of God
One of the highlights of my summer and early fall has been regular trips to...
September 25, 2012
Luther, Evangelicals, and Modern Art
Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Wittenberg Altarpiece, 1547, Wittenberg, Germany Modern and contemporary painting is...
September 21, 2012
Today's guest blogger is John Cuyler, Pastor of Storrs Community Church in Coventry, Connecticut since...
September 20, 2012
Did God “Create” Death? Reflections on the Abrupt Demise of a Squirrel
The other day, Auggie, my six-year old Springer Spaniel, scored a major victory. After chasing...
September 18, 2012
Hope Amidst the Ruins in Charlottesville
At the end of the month I'll be speaking at the Mockingbird Ministries fall conference...
September 14, 2012
In 1857 an exhausted and depressed Herman Melville travelled to Jerusalem in an effort...
September 13, 2012
Kierkegaard on the Bible’s “Carefully Contrived Discrepancies”
Here's a little reflection, from Kierkegaard, for those of you interested in the issue of...
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