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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: 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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Would Jesus Unfriend Them on Facebook?

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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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Would Jesus unfriend them on Facebook? What a silly fruitless question… maybe. Recently, I was challenged on the issue of love. I think this is something that is actually good for us all to go through. It is so easy to get complacent and just assume we are being loving. In the course of the …

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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The day evangelicals lost their testimony: Falwell endorses 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.

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A few years ago, I was teaching a week-long course at the Grunewald Guild. There had been some drama with one of the interns and his perception that the environment was repressive, which is not usually a complaint people have about the Guild. The intern was a recent college graduate and was not religious. He decided …

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