History

Sacred Story

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With the pen as his pulpit, George MacDonald used fiction to show the relevance of scriptural truth to the problems of his age. By Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson … Continue Reading

George Herbert

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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 … Continue Reading

A Renaissance Gallery

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Five artists who captured the imagination of the church: Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael By Rachel Smith The optimism and confidence in … Continue Reading

Shedding Light on Art History in the City of Lights

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Paris was recently host to the inaugural gathering of a new professional organization, the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art. By Rachel Hostetter … Continue Reading

Why Wesley Still Dominates Our Hymnbook

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Two centuries later, what’s the secret of Charles Wesley’s undiminished popularity? By Timothy Dudley-Smith Charles Wesley has been called “the most gifted and indefatigable hymnwriter that England … Continue Reading

The Prodigal Artist

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Rembrandt’s art, like his life, traced the contours of sin and grace. By Laurel Gasque Perhaps no other artist captures the imagination and the heart of a … Continue Reading

Truth in Stone and Marble

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The early church developed a visual language to express their faith in art. By Jennifer Hevelone-Harper Our college recently built a large chapel designed in the style … Continue Reading

Scripture on the Ceiling

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Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel make a profound statement about the creation story—and the artist’s own creativity. By James Romaine Every year more than 3,000,000 pilgrims … Continue Reading

Hearts in Training

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C. S. Lewis employed his imaginative gifts to dispel his readers’ illusions and educate their feelings. By Doris T. Myers In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, … Continue Reading

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