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Window to a Spiritual World

The current El Greco exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago displays his mastery of multiple styles of painting.

They Made Me An Artist

For 21 years, this weekly ritual of faith, food, fellowship, and creativity has attracted homeless and housed artists of varying skill levels, as well as volunteers who help everything go smoothly.

Esther

Who is this woman, framed by arches?

Women in the Bible Retreat

Our meeting with God will be in four modes and three moods over four days.

The Auckland Project

For an increasingly secular Britain, the Auckland Project is an important and generous way to introduce people the role in their local history played by the church and the unique religious heritage of the north of England.

Advent’s Radical Prophet

William Blake viewed himself first not as a poet or an artist, much less a political activist, but as a prophet, a seer who glimpsed the glory of God and was forever transformed.

Art Versus the Machine: What Tolkien Might Say to Extinction Rebellion

Those who care deeply about the fate of the planet would do worse than to take Tolkien’s Elves as their model, building communities marked by artistry, craftsmanship, husbandry, wisdom, and delight. This will involve equal parts remembering, stability, humility, and self-denial.

Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates

Those who take up such work rarely win wealth and glory by it, for all the sacrifice it demands. The things they produce, the art that serves the liturgy of God’s people, is a common work of praise, an expression of love. “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name be the praise” (Ps. 115:1).

The Joy Of Salvation: On Bob Ross As Evangelist

Evangelism isn’t about pamphlets and theories and door-to-door sales pitches. Instead, it’s living life from a place of profound joy and letting that joy be definitive and overflowing. For us Christians, that joy is given to us by the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. To share it, we don’t need pamphlets and marketing strategies. We simply need the joy that comes with the story and living our lives defined by that joy.

Rebecca West: Witness to Hope

Our times are unpredictable, a source of pessimism for many. Rebecca West offers us a word of hope.

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