Episode 31: Christopher West and David Clayton on Popular Culture and the New Evangelization – Our Lady of Guadalupe and Bruce Springsteen

Episode 31: Christopher West and David Clayton on Popular Culture and the New Evangelization – Our Lady of Guadalupe and Bruce Springsteen

Christopher West talks to David Clayton about popular culture and the New Evangelization and lessons from Bruce Springsteen and Our Lady of Guadalupe: Popular culture doesn’t speak to the lowest common denominator, it speaks to the highest common denominator. Like it or loath it, the best rises to the surface. The reason so much of it is bad is that Christians have done such a woefully bad job at participating in contemporary culture. There is a gaping hole for Christians to occupy if we want to and we could learn lessons from the cultural Marxists in this respect!

Episode 29 - Lawrence Klimecki - Deacon, Artist and Evangelist for Cultural Renewal

Episode 29 - Lawrence Klimecki - Deacon, Artist and Evangelist for Cultural Renewal

Art speaks in way that words alone cannot for as well as presenting the image, it is instrinsic to art that it connects and establishes relationships, between the viewer and the prototype, via the image and using the imagination. This stimulates the faculty by which we ‘see’ the invisible through the visible and so is essential to the development and retention of faith in God.

Episode 23 - Aidan Hart on Teaching Icon Painting - 'Simplicity is Complexity Resolved'

Episode 23 - Aidan Hart on Teaching Icon Painting - 'Simplicity is Complexity Resolved'

It is important to understand the nature of what we are painting, this involves not only the physical anatomy but also the anthropology of the person. Even then we have to understand how the person relates to the things that surround him, most immediately clothes. The painting of drapery is generally very weak because artists don’t understand how the cloth behaves and how it hangs on a person.

Episode 20 - The Prayer Life That Will Help Us Create the Cloister in the Cul de Sac

Episode 20 - The Prayer Life That Will Help Us Create the Cloister in the Cul de Sac

You don’t need to take vows, you don’t need a third order, or for there to be a community already in existence to have a community. Do the prayer of community and fellowship will come to you. It starts with the Spirit and then people will come.

Episode 19 - Jonathan Pageau on his art and evangelizing the culture through symbols

Episode 19 - Jonathan Pageau on his art and evangelizing the culture through symbols

Iconography and Iconology are the study of the sacred image and the symbolism of the content respectively. Jonathan Pageau is someone who is both a master craftsman and and a deep understanding of both. This has relevance in the Christian life way beyond the church building, it extends out into every human endeavor.