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Missio on Strife: The Artistry of Work

In Alsace, France there is a sixteenth century painting, the Isenheim Altarpiece, which depicts the Crucifixion with John the Baptist and Mary on either side of Jesus.  Many details are noteworthy here, but what I love most is John’s finger.  … more »

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Dancing Through Visions of Vocation

Judi Daniels began reading our offerings in the last year or so, and this past fall came to a retreat where I was speaking at the Laity Lodge in Texas. See this for more on that. With a friend, she … more »

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The Gospel According to Halo

“You know, Marlin, I’ve been thinking…Halo is kind of like the Gospel.” These were the first words of a conversation I had with a college student, Nate, who had just become a Christian. In case you’re unfamiliar, Halo is a … more »

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The LEGO Movie and the Metaphysics of Creativity

What does it take to be creative? Or, for you to be creative? What sort of person creates the next artistic masterpiece or technological advance? In thoroughly entertaining, action-packed cinematography, the LEGO Movie can help us explore these questions. Truly, … more »

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Faith, Art, and Vocation: An Interview with Nate Risdon

Editor’s Note: The Washington Institute had the opportunity to ask Nate Risdon, Associate Director of the Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, a few questions about faith, art, and vocation. Adam Joyce: What is your current read on the faith … more »

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A Poem on Vocation

Missio invited poet Aaron Belz to craft a poem on vocation and our callings, and this is what he wrote. The Task My task here is to create texts that resemble ex-girlfriends— beautiful but complicated. The poem both is and … more »

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Have Mercy Upon Us

I do love a good story. And it’s not always apparent on the first page. Having read most of Dickens, I now know that it will take about 25 pages to understand enough to keep reading; he paints with a … more »

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To Know the World, and to Still Love It

The majority world. I still remember sitting with a worldly wise man in Oxford 25 years ago, and hearing the phrase, “the two-thirds world.” Up to that point I was satisfied with my deepening, broadening world view that saw most … more »

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Love in the Ruins

Love in the ruins—and to be honest, we don’t get better than that. Meg and I saw the film “Her” this weekend, and it’s not one that I could say, “You should see it too.” Maybe you should, maybe you … more »

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To Know the World, and Still Love the World

Given what I do, most of the time my conversations are with people who have very honest questions, and they want very honest answers. Yesterday I had lunch with someone who has just returned from the Middle East. Since I … more »

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