Why The Church Needs The Arts–Videos 1 &2 From Scott Erickson

I first saw the work of artist Scott Erickson several years ago through the By/For project. I was intrigued by his fresh and imaginative spiritual symbolism. He merges whimsical illustrations with organic objects and intricate designs with bold visual statements.  His paintings didn’t look like most “Christian art”.  I really like them. And I also enjoy Scott’s straightforward, deep, edgy personal style. He’s one … Read More

Why Your Family is More Awesome Than the Roosevelts

I got somewhat addicted to Ken Burns’ fascinating series The Roosevelts on PBS recently. It chronicles the life and times of the famous family, focusing on the irascible 26th President, Theodore, and his niece Eleanor and cousin Franklin, the 32nd President, as well as their children. I find it inspiring that a family had such an effect on our country and the … Read More

Refilling The Creative Well

One of my happy places is the local Restoration Hardware store. It’s full of bold and over-sized furniture and design elements, many of them throwbacks to the grand ideals of the past. The stores brim with leather, polished aluminum, and natural weathered wood. We have a new two story version of this fabulous establishment in Indianapolis, and last week I … Read More

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