On this election day: My favorite photograph taken of the outgoing president.
"Ash Wednesday" by Alfonse Borysewicz "Christ Carrying the Cross" by Hieronymus Bosch "Let there be light..." - The outside oculus of Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland, CA (I took this photo last week during a visit)
The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom - Alexander Schmemann Engagement with God: The Drama of Christian Discipleship - Hans Urs von Balthasar Silence - Shusaku Endo Rainbows for the Fallen World: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task - Calvin Seerveld
"Virgin Mary Consoles Eve" By Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa.
That’s what convinced me that ballet was important. It is all about absence of self — there is no ego in it, even though there is extreme self-consciousness. Ballet is like proof of the existence of God, whereas my art is proof of the existence of me. It made me understand how selfish and boring
Every once and awhile a YouTube video comes along that is to good not to share. This is one of those. This is for those of you who know a little about music but wish you knew more. An assessable introduction into what has been going on over the course of the last century to
I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There's something --I don't want to sound ungrateful --but there's something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It's very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section. ... [It's]
These intriguing thoughts were published today over at the First Things blog. Excerpts below, but the entire article can be found here. Also (for my money), Leithart's blog is one of the best Christian theological blogs out there that is both philosophically engaging and honestly "catholic" in its perspective. It is a great blog to occasionally peruse
Jazz and quantum physics have a lot in common. Two weeks ago I stumbled across the John Coltrane album Live at the Village Vanguard and Brian Greene's book "The Fabric of the Cosmos" at a library used book sale. That same week PBS was scheduled to play the Nova series devoted to the Brian Greene books
We live in a post-authentic world. -Bruce Springsteen (during keynote address at SXSW 2012) What cannot be said must be passed over in silence. But what cannot be said is most important of all. -Ludwig Wittgenstein Discarnate man is not compatible with an incarnate Church. -Marshall McLuhan Promote what you love instead of bashing what