Airship

April 30, 2015Filed under art#poetryMarkdown source

April Is

April 19, 2015Filed under art#poetryMarkdown source

Reflection demands

March 28, 2015Filed under art#poetryMarkdown source

Speak the Truth in Beauty

February 11, 2015Filed under art#linksMarkdown source

This is sort of a hybrid review and essay. The review proper concludes:

In short, Echoes of Eden says all the right things. Barrs has provided a healthy, sound theology of the arts, reiterating and synthesizing the helpful work of Schaeffer, Lewis, Tolkien, O’Connor, and Dostoevsky. What is more, his survey of English literature grounds that theology in concrete examples we can follow. This is a solid book.

But there was a bit more to say about this, because…

There was one thing it lacked, though: beauty of its own. As Barrs himself says, “A book that is not well-written, no matter how compelling the story is, will not be reread multiple times” (114). I doubt I will read Echoes of Eden again, because this is true for non-fiction as well. Form matters. It may not be quite true that the way we say things is just as important as what we say—better to say the truth boringly than a lie splendidly—but it comes a close second. The truth is beautiful, and we should always aim to present it beautifully.

I think you’ll find the rest interesting! Take a look.


A note: I actually meant to have this reviewed about 18 months ago. I got buried in Greek III and it totally slipped my mind! Gladly, the folks at Crossway who sent me the book were understanding.

I Wrote It Wrong

July 12, 2014Filed under artMarkdown source

Let The Peoples Praise You

A Setting of Psalm 67

March 31, 2014Filed under art#musicMarkdown source

The Lamb Rampant

February 10, 2014Filed under art#poetryMarkdown source