Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Case of the Human Condition: Flowers Bursting From the Dirt — How Do They Do It?

They emerge from dirt, mud, manure, wood chips, worms, sow bugs. They taken in water and sun. And here they are — with their clean, symetrical lines, dewy textures and colors beyond naming. How do they do it?

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A Case of the Human Condition: In Your Face Orchids

Stupendously, outrageously beautiful orchids.

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The Writing Room: If It’s Religious, Can It Be Art?

Can a religious person be an real artist these days? Can “great” art address matters spiritual in the modern era? Yes and yes, says Gregory Wolfe, editor of Image, a journal of art, faith and mystery.

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God’s Big Blog: More Thoughts from/to/about Lauren Winner

I don’t go along with the idea that one must be 100 percent sexually chaste before marriage. But I do think that the evangelical Christian culture that holds to this principle has a lot to teach the rest of us.

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Writing Room: A Week With Lauren Winner — Of “Girl (Woman) Meets God”

Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God, is anything but girlish. First of all, she’s a woman, not a girl — she’d like that to be clear. She also has a tough, incisive mind.

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