Madeleine L’Engle: 1918-2007

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle is one of the artists whose views and work have inspired me the most. As I was writing Auralia's Colors, I frequently revisited her thoughts on the power of art. She referred to great artmaking as "collaboration with God."On Thursday night, at the age of 88, Madeleine L'Engle made her journey through a wrinkle in time and space.And I feel that I lost a grandmother and a mentor. Most of that guidance came through her nonfiction work -- Walking on Water, The Rock That is … [Read more...]

A Very Great Loss in the World of the Christian Imagination

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle is one of the artists whose views and work have inspired me the most. As I was writing Auralia's Colors, I frequently revisited her thoughts on the power of art. She referred to great artmaking as "collaboration with God."On Thursday night, at the age of 88, Madeleine L'Engle made her journey through a wrinkle in time and space.And I feel that I lost a grandmother and a mentor. Most of that guidance came through her nonfiction work -- Walking on Water, The Rock That is … [Read more...]

Greydanus and McCracken on “3:10 to Yuma”

Steven D. Greydanus guns down James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma: The original believed that a man was a man whether he was an outlaw or a law-abiding citizen, and core human and social values applied to all. The remake sees men as either wolves or sheep — those who take what they want if they choose, and those who are the helpless victims of their caprice and whims. But Brett McCracken's okay with it. In the end, Yuma portrays a West that is stark, barren, and morally ambiguous. Like all the great … [Read more...]


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