artists

Total Recall, Aubrey Beardsley, and the Challenge of Our Past

While our past is always there to haunt us, our salvation is accomplished in the eternal Passion of Christ. This act of God is the destination of our journey for it is here that God creates something new.

Saint Lazarus the Painter, and the Artist in Heaven

Saint Lazarus the Painter, and the Artist in Heaven

Saint Lazarus Zographos (the painter) believed that we do not live for the here and now, we live for the future. We are not content with what is, but struggle to achieve what should be and what will be. As pilgrims on this earth we look to the future. The earth is not heaven, it is the path to heaven.

Bearing the "Good Fruit"

Bearing the "Good Fruit"

Not all artists are called to the sacred arts. Not all artists are called to work in religious themes. But all artists are called to recognize that their gifts are given to them for a purpose beyond self-indulgent navel-gazing. All artists are called to “bear good fruit” through the use of their gifts.

Les Misérables, Baptism, and Renewal

Les Misérables, Baptism, and Renewal

But perhaps most importantly, through baptism Jesus sets in motion God’s saving plan to renew all things according to the Divine Will. To “make all things new,” means to restore all things to the way God meant for them to be, including our human nature.