The Palpant family line boasts several generations of wood carvers. They were craftsmen whose art, formed by blade and chisel, is uniquely geometric and intricate wood work called chip carving. Their wooden trays, grandfather clocks, and side tables mesmerized me when I was young and do so still. Such artistry required great patience and […]
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My six-year-old daughter caught eight dragonflies in an hour this past summer, leaving hundreds more. In that one moment, she was made aware of the generous beauty of God. So she chased it. Gratuitous beauty. The truth of the matter is that we are always surrounded by the generous beauty of God, but we’re not […]
In a world entranced by the immediate present and the near future, a world in which technology has our undivided attention, I threaten to undermine my case by appealing to the distant past. Nevertheless, the medieval view of the mind and of the creative life helpfully informs our own. They looked to the honeybee for […]
It is true, Christ came to save souls. But he also came to reverse the fall initiated by Adam and Eve. He came to change our relationships, to change the way we work, and to change the structure of society. The Christian’s calling is to continue what Christ began. This is your vocation as a […]
If you call yourself a Christian and a writer, then what distinguishes you from other writers? Any decent writer holds convictions, a Christian writer is simply an artist who holds Christian convictions. The Christian writer is called to the same activities as all other Christians: to do all to the glory of God (I Cor. […]
This post is, yes, for writers and for those writers who wrestle with what it means to be a Christian and a writer. How does one faithfully live the writing life while wearing the adjective “Christian?” Allow me a moment to explain the difficulties that accompany the use of adjectives in association with the arts. […]