The un-profound Christian Movie This is a subject I have thought about many times over the years. Sometimes, it will be because I just saw a sentimental Christian movie claiming profundity. Other times, it is because I saw any myriad of Christian art forms that just seemed so saccharine. Oddly, this
Freedom or Life? Orlando was a horrible tragedy! I have grown increasingly frustrated by how political the rhetoric becomes after a tragedy like this. So, all I posted on Facebook that day was, “So sad about Orlando. The killing of those who are the image of God is disturbing. I
Collaborating with Providence #101, acrylic & ink on paper, 5” x 18” , 2011 A Newer Iteration Back in February, I posted a piece from my Collaborating with Providence series. This piece is still from that series but a newer iteration of the series. There are two key elements in this
Vaillancourt Fountain (1971) in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza We seem to have a rather large problem with political correctness here in America. I mean, really, it’s gone completely overboard, become totally out of hand. It’s ridiculous, really. Political Correctness is for wimps. Or … is it? As I have
This single image of a Buckeye flower was hard-fought! As I was photographing in some vineyards, I noticed two large trees covered in spikes of flowers at the edge of vineyard near the creek. I asked one of the vineyard owners if he knew what they were, and he
I have to admit I found Bernie’s defeat yesterday more emotionally taxing than I expected. I think that had less to do with the pure politics of it than it had to do with how certain aspects of this campaign remind me of personal and professional challenges I’ve had over
If you have attended evangelical churches for a long time like I have, you have probably sat through lessons and or sermons on how to handle your finances. This is especially true in churches that take a topical approach to sermons. But, it also happens in churches that are more expository.
There’s a phrase I frequently repeat that goes like this: “There is no such thing as an Autistic adult.” I adopted this phrase after reading the hyperlinked blog post and often repeat it when I’m frustrated. In truth, I often find myself frustrated. Any who follow this blog will know that
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 2008, I was selected by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College to be one of eight art professors to take part in a cross-cultural seminar in Indonesia. It was an amazing experience. Part of the commitment from participants was to produce artwork inspired
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