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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.

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.

Artists and the Kingdom of God

Artists and the Kingdom of God

The creative types among us, the artists, and poets, and writers and makers, spend their lives chasing “success.” Success as the world defines it usually involves some mixture of money and celebrity or fame. But for every artist who is able to sell his work for tens of thousands of dollars, there are many more Vincent Van Goughs toiling in obscurity.