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lit! · 1w ago

‘The Nostalgia of the Infinite’ by Giorgio de Chirico

I’m grateful to have seen this at the MoMA earlier this week. De Chirico’s work gets at something in me. I first saw his work at the MoMA back in May, but only three of his paintings were on...
lit! · 1W ago

NYC Postcard

From the Viacom building in Manhattan. I love the Chrysler Building, and this snapshot doesn’t do justice to the scene late Friday afternoon.Filed under: Christian Humanism Tagged: Chrysler ...
lit! · 3W ago

Ash Wednesday Prayer From a Family Heirloom

This page is about the size of a playing card. It’s in a small Book of Common Prayer that belonged to one of my great-grandfather’s brothers. I love the beginning of this Ash Wednesday praye...
lit! · 1M ago

‘C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Myth of Progress’ — A Podcast Interview

A recent episode of The Art of Manliness podcast featured an interview with Joseph Loconte, author of "A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered F...
lit! · 1M ago

A Caution About Big Evangelical Churches and Popular Ministers

Author Dan Pink, in an Intelligence Squared podcast (about something completely different from church-related stuff), responded to a question at the end of his presentation with this: “Power...
lit! · 1M ago

Start a Ministry in America

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lit! · 2M ago

Martin Luther Says to Drink Away Temptation

"Whenever the devil harasses you thus, seek the company of men, or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. Sometimes we must drink more, sport, recreate ourselve...
lit! · 2M ago

Happy New Year — Does Even God Know the Future?

Happy New Year! Does God know the future? Physicist, theologian, and Anglican priest John Polkinghorne thinks He might not. In the following short video excerpt of a longer interview for Clo...
lit! · 2M ago

James K.A. Smith: ‘We were created for stories’

Two of the most-clicked posts on this blog have been Paul Holmer: How literature functions and Umberto Eco on theory and narrative. The common theme between the two might be that storytellin...
lit! · 3M ago

When You Don’t Know Any Prayers

“He began crawling toward the dark hallway arch. Ozzie had never taught him or Diana any prayers, so he whispered the words of religious Christmas carols…” From the novel Last Call (1992) by...