Writers of Faith

Lately, I’ve been getting a little tired of hearing people claim that there aren’t Christians making good art. Sure, Christians haven’t always been very good about making good art – and have made a lot of bad art – but there’s good out there, too. And I think sometimes that people who say it doesn’t exist just [Read More...]

Image Capture

My friend Tyler has a post over at Image Journal’s Good Letters blog, in which he talks about bringing his camera into Robben Island prison in South Africa. His reflections are wise, and worth reading: And I wonder what is really going on when we point a camera at a home that is not ours, [Read More...]

The Hard, Holy Work of Paying Attention

One of my favorite poets is Luci Shaw, and one of my favorite writers/people (and alumnus of the MFA program I’m currently finishing at Seattle Pacific University) is my friend Allison Backous Troy, who recently wrote about Luci’s work for the Good Letters blog. Luci’s poetry has taught me this: paying attention is hard, holy [Read More...]

Take (Raisins) and Eat

My friend Shannon Huffman Polson is a talented writer and a great mother, and her beautiful post on the Eucharist at the Good Letters blog combines both of these. The word eucharist comes from the Greek eucharistos, meaning grateful. At first I did not know enough to be grateful. I came to the table to be reminded that God [Read More...]


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