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

The Authentic Christianity of “Fury”

By J. Scott McElroy (Fury released on DVD January 27th.) Since the beginning of human history storytellers have been known to use dramatic license to make a story more interesting or to exclude certain details that aren’t to their liking. Think of Adam and Eve, who each told only part of the story when God questioned them about their little … 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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