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Rest in Peace, Mr. Van Horne

“Read the confessions, the memoirs, the court room transcripts. There is always a line the scoundrel steps across and becomes...

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.”...

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...

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...

Day 20, When Joseph Woke From His Dream – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Gaetano Gandolfi, Angel Appears to Joseph in a Dream, c. 1790. Gaetano Gandolfi (1734–1802) was an Italian...

Day 19, The Ordinary Overshadowed: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Visitation, 1640. Oil on cedar panel, 22 1/4 x 18 7/8...

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