Ten Years Ago Today…

Just marking the occasion…

Seems to me the best way to mark the 10th anniversary of this blog is to point you to the essay that inspired it — a few words about art and discernment written by my friend, mentor, and high school English teacher, the photographer Michael Demkowicz. It’s called “Mystery and Message: What We Talk About When We Talk About Art.” It’s the closest thing this blog has to a mission statement.

Stay tuned for ongoing 10th anniversary posts, as I continue to look back at the highlights of each year of Looking Closer’s first decade.

In case you missed them, here are the reviews so far:

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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