Russ Ramsey

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The Wounded Hero: Van Gogh’s The Good Samaritan

“Our brokenness has no other beauty but the beauty that comes from the compassion that surrounds it.” Henri Nouwen Vincent...

Beech Grove

In the fields of central Indiana, at the intersection of an old gravel road and the highway that divides the...

Sad Stories Told for Laughs

(Editor’s Note: I recently spoke with my good friend, Jonathan Rogers, for his fun series “Sad Stories Told For Laughs.”...

We All Come From Somewhere

(Editor’s Note: Due to the subject matter of this post, some of the links may contain profanity.)   “We will rock...

Day 25, Son of God, Son of Man – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Peter Paul Rubens, The Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1609, Oil on canvas, St.-Pauluskerk, Antwerp. Peter Paul...

Day 24, The Hearts of Many Revealed – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Simeon’s Song of Praise, 1669, oil on canvas, 99 × 80...

Day 23, One Star Lit For Them – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Leonaert Bramer (1597 – 1674), The Adoration of the Magi, c. 1630, oil on panel, 43 x...

Day 22, Where the Lambs Are Kept – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Govaert Flinck (1615 -1660),
The Annunciation to the Shepherds,
1639, oil on panel, 160 x 196 cm, The Louvre,...

Day 21, Every Bit A Fragile, Tiny Baby: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Marc Chagall, The Christ Window, stained glass, Fraumunster Church, Zurich, Installed in 1970. This image of Mary...

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