Christianity Faith Personal Politics

An Inauguration Prayer

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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.

Dear Lord, patient and forgiving Father, all-knowing¬†God who sees our hearts even as we can’t, I pray for our country even as the inauguration of our 45th president, Donald Trump, is taking place. I pray that we would be a country of peace that seeks equality and justice for all without our borders. I pray …

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A Time for Faith on View

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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.

When I first started writing here at Faith on View, I wrote on the About page that one of my core values was transparency. I didn’t realize at the time that whether or not we should be transparent was actually a somewhat controversial idea. There are certainly dangers that transparency brings. You open yourself up …

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An Evangelical Addiction to Strength

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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.

I wonder sometimes how much our religious focus as evangelicals relates to what we find in scripture. Certainly, at the heart of evangelicalism is the greek word euaggelion (good news) and as evangelicals we strive to be evangelistic with that good news. But, I wonder at times if we have a firm grasp on what the …

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Let’s Just Admit it, Evangelicals Love Trump

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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.

Evangelicals Love Trump Every once in a while I run across an article that I wish I would have written. “In Love with Donald Trump” written by Rev.¬†Robert Cunningham of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church is one such article. I loved it so much I even used the same photo that Cunningham used….it really was the …

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Christianity Faith

Easter: Where is the Gravitas?

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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.

Yesterday was Easter. It is the most Holy of all holidays for the Christian. It is the day that we remember Christ rising from the dead, displaying his victory over sin and reconciling sinful humanity with the Holy God. There is nothing more serious nothing more important. It is the heart of the Christian faith. …

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Culture Politics

Trump: We need to repent

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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.

The video below made me think about the experience of my 7-year-old daughter. She attends a school with a very high percentage of minority students including Hispanics. From talking to her friends, she thought that she would have to move to Mexico if Trump is elected. She is after all 1/4 Mexican. I had to …

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Trump and Cruz represent the same evangelical failing

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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.

I have a good friend who is a Reagan Republican who finds himself struggling with the direction of the Republican party and as an evangelical Christian he also finds himself struggling with the direction of the evangelical political voice. He shared an article today, “Trump, Cruz popularity represents two very different Christian failures“, that has …

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There is no “Other” in a biblical ethic.

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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.

This is something I wrote as a long rambling Facebook status about six months ago. Today someone shared it and I decided that I should make it into a short blog post. I think with the Iowa caucus this next week and the political “season” kicking into full gear this is something we really need …

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Why Jesus Movies Suck

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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.

So why is it so hard to make a good Jesus movie? After all, the story of Jesus is the greatest story over told. Why is it so hard to make a good story out of the greatest story? The problem is artistic. They way one artistic medium works does not always translate to another. …

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Louisiana College: Learning from Star Wars

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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.

One of my favorite events that I organized when I was at Louisiana College was a panel on the Philosophy & Theology of Star Wars. We had a panel with two theology professors, a history professor, and me. We discussed the Philosophy of Star Wars (which often is not consistent with Biblical theology) and then …

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