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July 18, 2017
Necessary Images, Part 2
This post, continued from yesterday, appears as the Editorial Statement in Image issue #93 on the art of film guest...
July 17, 2017
Necessary Images, Part 1
This post appears as the Editorial Statement in Image issue #93 on the art of film guest edited by...
June 14, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 7
Today philosopher Santiago Ramos steps in with the last word (we think) of “The Beauty Dialogues,” a...
June 01, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 6
Today Gregory Wolfe continues his periodic exchanges on the nature of beauty with Image contributor...
May 31, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 5
Today Morgan Meis continues his periodic exchanges on the nature of beauty with Image founder...
April 05, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 4
The following is a response to Morgan Meis’s letter posted yesterday. Dear Morgan: I’m enjoying...
April 04, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 3
Today Morgan Meis continues his periodic exchanges with Image founder Gregory Wolfe. Dear Greg, Thanks...
March 29, 2017
My Bad Italy Novel
February is offseason in Rome, so today the city is a little gray, a little...
March 16, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 2
The following is a response to Morgan Meis’s letter posted yesterday. Dear Morgan: Thanks for...
March 15, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 1
Today Morgan Meis continues his periodic exchanges with Image founder Gregory Wolfe. Dear Greg, When...
December 16, 2016
Poetry Friday: “A Christmas Story”
In “A Christmas Story,” Robert Cording evokes Aleksander Wat (1900-1967), a Polish poet that converted...
December 09, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Advent” by Bruce Bond
I’ve heard many people say we’ve never needed poetry more than we do now, but...
November 16, 2016
What We Talk About When We Talk About Beauty
I have beauty on the mind. No doubt a result of my ongoing debate with...
October 26, 2016
The Debate About Beauty
I’ve been engaged in an ongoing wrangle with Gregory Wolfe about the status of Christian...
October 24, 2016
Glorying in Flawless Skin and God’s Love
Driving in the car recently, my daughter pulled down the visor in front of her...
July 12, 2016
Eat the Delicious Earth
A year ago, I started cooking and learning how to prepare and love food in...
May 24, 2016
Purple Light in Sarajevo
My fellowship liaison, Sevko, drove, and his gaze flicked across teenagers spilling over the sidewalks....
May 17, 2016
Grief and the Weight of Glory
The wind whips through the quilts and sheets on our clothesline, cracking now and then...
April 15, 2016
Poetry Friday: “The Grackles” by Betsy Sholl
Here is a poem that silently enacts a conversion. The poem starts off with a...
March 17, 2016
Changing Positions: A Meditation for Campaign Season
(With help from Donovan, D. T. Suzuki, Qingyuan Weixin, Wallace Stevens, democracy, REM, Bonnie Raitt,...
February 01, 2016
How Much God Loves Us
By John Bryant He was born with cerebral palsy and he has it all the...
November 04, 2015
Listening to a Stranger’s Story
I am boarding a plane to Detroit, and so is she, her thick coat falling...
October 13, 2015
Lucia Berlin: A Master of Catholic Fiction, Part 2
By Jenny Shank Continued from yesterday. Catholic imagery appears throughout Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for...
September 30, 2015
Beauty Will Save the Seventh Grade
By Callie R. Feyen The school administrator wants to know when my students will experience...
February 17, 2015
The Inner Life of Everyday Objects
On a morning when I was doing laundry, I was also reading Edward Dougherty's new...
January 30, 2015
The House Where Beauty Lives
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe...
January 09, 2015
Wearing a Coat of Many Colors
Around eight years ago, I bought a coat. I hardly ever bought brand-new clothes, and...
July 15, 2014
Everybody Should Write Poetry
People who read poetry but don’t write it are like those who have just heard...
June 20, 2014
Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird and Me
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings —Paul Lawrence Dunbar, “Sympathy” I...
May 14, 2014
Sunday in Sweet Afton
Last Sunday my wife decided to celebrate the end of our semester by taking a...
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