Who can deny it?

This is not a pipe.

This is not a pipe—Rene Magritte Often times the Church subculture can make visual art or image an adversary. I spend loads of time thinking on this and contemplating the theological history on the matter.

A good listen

This sermon is so important to anyone who thinks they have been given gifts from God in the arts. We should not only recognize the gift as being owned by God, but the interest or the product of the gift in its use in our lives as being owned by him. To this we will have to give account. Check out JR Vassar's sermon

Beauty vs. Injustice

"How can we get to the place where we obey God and love the poor and do good for God's sake, for the poor's sake, and not for our sake? You have to have an experience with beauty."
Those are Timothy Keller's words taken from the Redeemer Presbyterian Church podcast titled, "Justice" released on 2/19/2010. For further reading check out the book titled: 'On Beauty and Being Just' by Elaine Scarry (no not Richard).  Now talk amongst yourselves and pray for Stefan.  You have the topic.

Have we forgotten how to look, listen and feel?

This experiment done by the Washington Post is an interesting one on many fronts. It begs us to consider the fate of culture in its current state and how, if possible, we might invite more into a better understanding of beauty and its beholding... Read the article here.

What does an artist do?

This feels so true sometimes...

Message sent to tLS.

Hello! I work with Ruminate, a nonprofit quarterly print magazine of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art that engages the Christian faith, ministering to artists, writers, and readers across the nation. My editor came across Rock and Slings feature piece on daniel Baltzer and saw that he had founded the Limner Society - what a great idea! We thought your readers might be interested our inaugural Visual Arts Prize -  Visit website for complete guidelines Questions?

Nothing kills creativity like compulsive consumption.

How's that for a claim?  There's the topic, but now I'm a little verklempt.  Talk amongst yourselves and read more here: http://indigenousworship.com/?s=creating
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