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Missio on The Tabernacle: The Spiritual Gift of Creating Beauty

For my whole adult life, I have wrestled with having creative talents.  Some artists know with certainty, early on, what they were made to do.  They delight in the joy of creating just as surely as their creative Heavenly Father … more »

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Seeing Seamlessly

“So he had lived in childhood and adolescence in the same country rectory, taking part each Sunday in a familiar liturgy which reflected, interpreted and sanctified the changing seasons of the farming year.” Reading one more novel of P.D. James, … more »

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Making Culture Matters

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” sounds just about as good as it gets— and not surprisingly, the play is born of the genius of Steve Martin. Once upon a time we saw it performed at the Ford’s Theater here in … more »

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Culture is Upstream from Politics: 50 Responses

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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On Honest Art

Almost as pretty as it gets…. and yet. Telluride is also a place like every place. The sun rises, the day unfolds, the evening comes. People work and worship, they play outdoors and cry indoors, they eat and drink, they … more »

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On the Beach Boys… the Beatles… Bono and his band

The Beach Boys… the Beatles… and Bono. For a few days this week I was close enough to the Pacific Ocean to bike along the beach. Watching the sunrise, the quiet of the morning, a travel mug with Earl Grey … more »

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Merle and Me… Breaking Up Was Hard to Do

(With gladness, I welcome Tod Moquist to our pages. One of my oldest friends, we began conspiring in first grade, growing up a block from each other in the great San Joaquin Valley of California. Years later, I was the … more »

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We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” The almost immortal words of Pogo, whose cartoonish take on the world captured the spirit of the age in the middle years of the 20th-century. Trying as we are to make … more »

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Missio on Bezalel and Oholiab: Artistry Against Poverty

Noemie* is a 16 year old Muslim girl living in the Horn of Africa. 18.8% of the population in her country lives below the poverty line. Women in her country do not have a lot of opportunity and many of … more »

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Missio on Bezalel and Oholiab: The Work of Performance and Creativity

A question that has puzzled me for quite awhile is the idea of art, music, and all forms of creativity or performance – how they could possibly fulfill the Lord’s design for humanity? It makes sense to me that creativity … more »

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