“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” – Truman Capote I was born to write. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved telling stories and playing with new and creative ways to arrange words in a way that tingles the senses and […]Read more "A – Authors by Instinct"
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
I love examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait with my fine arts students. They’re always amazed at the complexity of the painting, and how many small, intricate details come together to create the sense of beauty and awe that has led to such world-wide recognition. And then I ask them what the Mona Lisa […]Read more "3 Things the Mona Lisa and the Bible Have In Common"
Words matter. Words are important, and wield great power. And somehow each of us is born with the inherent knowledge that this is so. How is that? I believe the answer lies in the fact that we are men and women created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Words are of extreme importance to Him, and […]Read more "Why All of Us Were Born to Write"
Since the dawn of time, human beings have expressed their creativity – and their identity – by producing art. From cave drawings and ancient pottery to modern horror novels and summer blockbuster films, mankind seems to be obsessed with creating. Each generation strives to leave its mark on the universe by producing something totally new […]Read more "The Image of God: Why We Create"