In Which I Reveal Who I’m Voting For

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Who am I voting for? I'll tell you. But in a rather roundabout way.I have to begin by telling you about Image, the journal about the arts and religion that has changed and enriched my life in ways too great to measure.In the new issue of Image, there's an interview with Marilynne Robinson that is so inspiring I find myself slowing down and reading small pieces of it again and again.I'll share an excerpt, but proceed with caution. Marilynne Robinson is one of those writers who, as one … [Read more...]

What Do Harold and the Purple Crayon and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses Have In Common?

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What do Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, and Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses have in common?Gregory Wolfe, publisher of Image and author of Beauty Will Save the World, explains in this, his commencement address to the 2012 graduates of Seattle Pacific University's MFA in Creative Writing program.I attended that ceremony in Santa Fe, NM. It was a moving, inspiring event.Here's an excerpt from Wolfe's address... … [Read more...]

Attention, Fiction Writers: Tell It… Slant!

Breaking news from Wipf & Stock Publishers and Gregory Wolfe, author of Beauty Will Save the World, and publisher of Image: There's a new fiction imprint in town! … [Read more...]

Gregory Wolfe on the art and legacy of Thomas Kinkade

Today in The Wall Street Journal, Gregory Wolfe considers the work of Thomas Kinkade: Why it appeals to so many people, what it means, what it denies. … [Read more...]

How do you define "kitsch"?

How do you define "kitsch"?If your answer is "A savory, open-faced pastry crust pie with a savory custard filling of cheese, meat and vegetables," then you need to consult a dictionary.Conversations about kitsch are tricky business. What exactly is it? Can any art that makes you feel warm and fuzzy be called "kitsch"?Usually, when the subject comes up, I end up going back to Gregory Wolfe's editorial on the work of Thomas Kinkade. It's always helpful.Today, thanks to a Tweet and … [Read more...]

Tonight: A Celebration of IMAGE – Bearing the Mystery

You're invited to join me tonight at Elliott Bay Book Company for a very special reading and booksigning.Robert Clark, Madeline DeFrees, Luci Shaw, Gregory Wolfe, and Mary Kenagy Mitchell will be reading from and signing copies of Bearing the Mystery: 20 Years of Image.Here are the details: … [Read more...]

Gregory Wolfe on Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”… and Image.

I haven't seen Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. That's something I must rectify soon, especially since Tarkovsky's Mirror, Andrei Rublev, and The Sacrifice are among the most memorable films I've seen in the last two decades.Here's Gregory Wolfe reflecting on Stalker, and what it has to do with his ongoing work with Image journal. … [Read more...]

A glorious volume of meaningful meditations and art

Highly, highly recommended. … [Read more...]

IMAGE Publisher Gregory Wolfe on… Battlestar Galactica?

Yes, admits Greg Wolfe, editor of Image. I, too, dabble in pop culture. … [Read more...]

Brian Volck Remembers Paul Scofield

Among my friends, the man with the most impressive voice for reading and public speaking is probably Brian Volck, a pediatrician, coauthor of Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine (Brazos Press, 2006), and a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific's MFA in Creative Writing program.Thus it seemed only fitting that Image journal would publish something of Brian's in remembrance of an actor with an unforgettable voice: Paul Scofield.It's the second reflection on … [Read more...]


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