Mind & Heart

The Need to Pay Attention

The Need to Pay Attention

04.11.2011  |  2 Comments ››

By Luci Shaw A student in a lecture hall once asked me, “Don’t you get tired of noticing things?” By way of answering her I quoted one of my favorite sayings from Annie Dillard, embodied ... Continue Reading »

George Herbert

George Herbert

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

England's greatest religious poet "A verse may find him who a sermon flies." It was the New Year's celebration, and Magdalen Newport Herbert had received two sonnets from her son, George. These were quite unlike ... Continue Reading »

A Letter to Young Artists

A Letter to Young Artists

11.04.2010  |  2 Comments ››

Makoto Fujimura has followed up his Letter to North American Churches with a Letter to Young Artists (based on a letter originally written for Michael Card’s book Scribbling in the Sand): We have been ... Continue Reading »

Inspiration in Print

Inspiration in Print

10.04.2010  |  2 Comments ››

2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Piquant Editions (www.piquanteditions.com), a small U.K.-based Christian publisher with a vibrant vision for arts publishing. An interview with founders Elria and Pieter Kwant Tell us about how this ... Continue Reading »

Art as Authentic Witness

Art as Authentic Witness

08.16.2010  |  No Comments ››

Witnessing to our faith in Christ is deeply embedded in the theology and mission of the Church. Should artists witness through their art? By Colin Harbinson In mid-sixties Britain, when “Beatlemania” was all the rage ... Continue Reading »

A Pilgrim’s Progress to the Heavenly City

A Pilgrim’s Progress to the Heavenly City

08.10.2010  |  No Comments ››

From ancient times, human beings have used both practical and poetic language. By Randall Smith When I get to the poetry section of English 102—where sunsets look like “etherized patients” and subway riders resemble ... Continue Reading »

Art and Revelation

Art and Revelation

05.17.2010  |  No Comments ››

By Colin Harbinson The issue is passionately debated by many Christians involved in the arts. There are strong feelings on both sides. The question in point is whether the arts are for “expression” or ... Continue Reading »

The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

03.05.2010  |  3 Comments ››

God can speak into our pain—and use our pain—in ways we could never imagine. By Dr. Dianne B. Collard I am not an artist, but in the dark days of pain and despair following ... Continue Reading »