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My Testimony…Hope Story…Why I believe.

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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If you have spent any time in the evangelical church you have heard people talk about sharing their testimony. If you don’t know what that means, a person’s testimony is basically their story of why they believe in God and what that has meant to their life. Some people have very dramatic stories about how …

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Christians are Doing the Work of Atheists

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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I have written several articles over the last several months discussing the demise of the evangelical witness in our nation. The truth is that not only are we ruining our witness but we are actually doing the work of atheists and helping the cause of atheism. I have a friend who is agnostic. He is the son …

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The failure of the evangelical witness… set to music

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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Over the last several years, I have become increasingly concerned by the deteriorating evangelical witness for Christ. One of the most troubling aspects of my concern is that most evangelicals simply don’t see. I’m not sure why, though I do have some suspicions. The musical part is at the end…I promise. A Culture of Prosperity America, …

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Mormon Christs: Contemporary Mormon Artist John McNaughton (Part 7)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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This is the seventh piece in the Mormon Christs series. If you haven’t already read the first piece you may want to start with Part 1. John McNaughton Religion and politics make strange yet frequent bed fellows. John McNaughton’s work is highly polemical. For him, the issues are obvious and the answers are simple. This …

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Mormon Christs: Contemporary Mormon Artist Trevor Southey (Part 6)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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This is the sixth piece in the Mormon Christs series. If you haven’t already read the first piece you may want to start with Part 1. Trevor Southey Trevor Southey is a controversial art figure. Steeped in the intellectual high arts he found the paintings of Harry Anderson representing the Mormon Church at the 1964 …

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Mormon Christs: Contemporary Mormon Artist Kirk Richards (Part 5)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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This is the fifth piece in the Mormon Christs series. If you haven’t already read the first piece you may want to start with Part 1. Kirk Richards   The work of Kirk Richards seeks to integrate the traditions of contemporary art, historic Christian icons, and LDS religious imagery. All the images of Jesus examined …

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Mormon Christs: Contemporary Mormon Artist Del Parson (Part 4)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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This is the fourth piece in the Mormon Christs series. If you haven’t already read the first piece you may want to start with Part 1. The four contemporary LDS artists I will look at are Del Parson, Trevor Southey, J. Kirk Richards, and John McNaughton. Parson like the illustrators of the previous generation produces …

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Mormon Christs: The Illustrators (Part 3)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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This is the third part of the Mormon Christs series. If you haven’t already read the first piece you may want to start with Part 1. The Illustrators A few years before Mormon leaders first brought the Christus to Salt Lake City protestant artist Warner Sallman, in his famous painting Head of Christ, dealt with concerns similar …

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Binding my Broken Heart

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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Last night at about 9 pm I posted the above image on Facebook. At that point I was growing very concerned about the direction of the election and thought this was a funny parody of the “I Voted” sticker. It got quite a few likes and started some arguments. I’m Brokenhearted But, as I thought …

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Mormon Christs: Introduction (Part 1)

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Rondall Reynoso is a NY educated artist, art historian, aesthetician, and speaker. He is a college professor and academic who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art history and aesthetics in Berkeley, CA. Rondall has shown his work extensively in over 80 exhibitions internationally.

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A couple of years back, I wrote a six-part series entitled Five Evangelical Christs. My academic research is on the relationship between religion and contemporary art; so of course, images of Christ is a natural part of that. I’ve become interested in how Jesus is represented in different faith traditions. I naturally started with my …

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