Respecting Beliefs

I came across this image on Pinterest, on the same day that the Pope excommunicated the entire Mafia from the Roman Catholic Church. Religion can be a powerful force to do harm or to combat those who do harm. And the line between the two sorts of religion is not one that lies between different [Read More...]

Saint Anakin

Via Funnyjunk   [Read more...]

Darth Pooh

Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, reading Darth Vader’s lines from Star Wars. He’s not the first to depict Darth Pooh, however. Here is a piece of art by Eric F. Myers: [Read more...]

Two Kinds of Truth

I came across the above quote from Raymond Chandler on Pinterest. It seems to me that a lot of controversy in our time is generated by people who mistake the one for the other. [Read more...]

The Minimum Bible: The Book of Job

Although most of the images in the series The Minimum Bible didn’t really speak to me in connection with the texts that they were supposed to represent, this one on the Book of Job seemed worth sharing: [Read more...]

Ottoman Star Wars

By Murat Palta. Click through to see more of his art. [Read more...]

The Creation of Luke

The above is but one of several classic pieces of art recreated by David Eger using Star Wars action figures.  HT Keen Reader [Read more...]

Unusual Perspectives

My colleague at Butler University, artist Steve Nyktas, has some of his artwork on his website, and it includes some photographs of entirely familiar objects from completely atypical standpoints. The results are often beautiful, but also thought-provoking as they illustrate how much we miss because we view things only from a particular angle that we [Read More...]

Female Figures in Mandaean Religious Art

The first presentation this morning was by Sandra van Rompaey and was about the way female figures are depicted in Mandaean religious art. There are distinctive features, such as how the bodies are shaded and whether they have hair. But there is also a parity, an equality to male beings, in how they are depicted, [Read More...]

Discovering How Not to Make a Lightbulb (or a Church)

My colleague Gautam Rao created posters for this past year's year-long series of events at Butler University centered around the theme of risk. Here is one of them, plus a second item he made explaining the inspiration for the first: The quote from Thimas Edison, that he had not failed over the years, he had [Read More...]

WHOcharist

I received an invitation on Facebook to attend WHOcharist. It is apparently a discussion of Doctor Who at a church called South Wedge Mission in Rochester. Who knew? In honor of this creative event title, here is “The Penultimate Supper” by Ray Friesen:   [Read more...]


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