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The Ordering of Our Loves

Ordo Caritatis. Some words and ideas are worth holding onto, especially ones that take us to deeper places of the heart, that ask us harder questions of the heart— and even more, ones that offer the hope that all is … more »

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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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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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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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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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St. Patrick, U2, and the Songs We Sing

Slane. As a boy, sometimes I would make my way through a Sunday morning looking at the tunes of songs to be sung, imagining pilgrims of earlier days naming their music, remembering their adventures and troubles, their own hopes and … more »

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Resource List: Music

Music is everywhere. It is virtually impossible to escape its grasp. As Jeremy Begbie states, music is “the ocean we swim in.”  We encounter it through live performances or in the movies we watch, on the radios played during our … more »

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The Work of Art

“‘The principle part of faith is patience,’ and this applies, too, to art of all disciplines. We must work every day, whether we feel like it or not, otherwise when it comes time to get out of the way and … more »

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