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March 30, 2018
Poetry Friday: “Manifest, by Reason of Birth”
Throughout her poetry, Pattiann Rogers observes and describes the natural world with profound detail, compassion,...
January 31, 2018
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Hidden Identity
My annual family Christmas letter swelled from a single paragraph into a sixteen-page spread before...
November 14, 2016
How Do You Write?
Do you write with a pen? Do you write with the wind? Do you pray...
October 07, 2015
Life-Saving Moments of Art
In August, the musical duo Alright Alright, composed of husband and wife Seth and China...
September 25, 2015
The Harboring Silence, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. The following editorial statement from issue 86 of Image is adapted from...
June 04, 2015
A Place Where We Can Talk
By Brian Volck "Somewhere is better than anywhere." —Flannery O'Connor In my sophomore year of college,...
June 03, 2015
The Science and Sundayness of Play
This post was made possible through the support of a grant from The BioLogos Foundation’s...
June 01, 2015
Charlie Hebdo and the Inner Soul of Humor
My friend Justin Smith recently wrote a piece for Harper’s Magazine. Justin is a brilliant...
May 27, 2015
What Cannot Be Fixed
I remember the time when "entropy" was all the rage. It must have been in...
May 06, 2015
My Rainbow Connection, Disconnected
By Chad Thomas Johnston It was a Saturday night and my wife, Becki, wanted to...
March 23, 2015
The Healing Art: Doctors Prescribing Poems
My hematologist, who has monitored my leukemia for the past ten years, copied me into...
March 03, 2015
The Arts and Faith Top 25 Films on Memory
By Ryan Holt For me, there is no more acute reminder of the passing of...
February 20, 2015
Back to the Drawing Board
To say I can't draw myself out of a cardboard box is to assume I...
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 27, 2015
“I want to write,” people often tell me, eager to talk about the myriad ways...
December 23, 2014
The Ardent Whisper of God
Guest post by A.N. Muia The following post is adapted from a talk given at...
January 15, 2014
Waking My Mother: Lost and Found
When someone dies, we say to the surviving family members, “I’m sorry for your loss.”...
August 15, 2013
Guest Post By Santiago Ramos Where do literary geniuses come from? Or should the question...
July 09, 2013
A Baby Smaller Than Roosevelt’s Eye
Guest Post By Lindsey DeLoach Jones For most new parents, the first glimpse of the...
May 20, 2013
Why We Make Art
“Who you actually are is far bigger than the narrative you construct about who you...
May 10, 2013
A Theology of Singleness, Part 2
Guest Post By J. M. Samuelson Continued from yesterday. Alan Jacobs recently made a wise...
April 22, 2013
The Inestimable Value of Clichés
In his great work, Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess has the main character—Kenneth Toomey, a doddering,...
April 03, 2013
The Poems Left In Me
With gratitude to the poets whose poems gave me this. The poems left in me...
November 08, 2012
The Fool and the Beloved: Part One
Guest Post By Stuart Scadron-Wattles I recently gave a guest lecture for a graduate...
October 04, 2012
Words both Real and True
I belong to a movie group that meets monthly in one another’s living rooms...
October 03, 2012
The Tower of Light
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and the makings of a...
June 27, 2012
Writing on Empty
Last week, I finished the fifth revision of my fifth novel, and got notice from...
June 25, 2012
Art at the Crossroads, Part 2
Continued from Friday In order to start treating being an artist more like a...
June 22, 2012
Art at the Crossroads, Part One
Have leisure and know that I am God. —Psalm 65:11 For a long time...
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