Topic: Literature and the Arts

  • PICTURING-MARY-v2-FEAT

    “The ways of presenting Mary in art change as society evolves,” says exhibition curator Timothy Verdun, and the human intimacy on display in the images, he adds, “convey to people that God gave such enormous value to every aspect of human life that he chose to share it.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Messiah-Sing-Along-v2-FEAT

    “I’ve been singing the Messiah for a long time, so it’s very familiar music to me. We do our rehearsals, and we also then reflect ourselves individually about what the music means to us,” says Kenneth E. Chadwick, a member of the Fairlington United Methodist Church choir. “The singing is an important part of my experience of my faith.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Kent-Nerburn-v1-FEAT

    “My goal is to be present,” says this writer and spiritual teacher, to the “emotional reality” of Native Americans and “put it in the voices and characters of real people. My job is to present a truth that you will embrace more fully if you believe it as you read it.” More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • Joshua-Bell-final-FEAT

    “Music has been, in a sense, my religion, and it is what brings me closest to God or truth or whatever you want to call it.” More

    October 10, 2014 | Comments

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of “The Color of Christ.” “If God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of The Color of Christ. “So if God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    August 26, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-james-lee-burke-800-2

    “A Franciscan told me once, ‘Don’t keep track of the score. The score will take care of itself.’” Writer James Lee Burke’s best-selling crime novels are full of biblical imagery, messianic language, the influences of his Roman Catholic boyhood, and a longing for redemption. Originally broadcast October 11, 2013 More

    August 15, 2014 | Comments

  • december-v2-FEAT

    Best-selling writer and journalist Sara Davidson felt completely unprepared for the reality of dying. Then she met Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. Their weekly conversations about mortality led to their book “The December Project.” “When you feel you’re coming to the end of your tour of duty, what is the spiritual work of that time,” asked Reb Zalman, “and how do we prepare for the mystery?” More

    August 8, 2014 | Comments

  • AMANDA-LINDHOUT-FEAT

    “Of course I was angry for everything that was happening to me, but as time went on in captivity, I just realized for my own self, for self-preservation, that I couldn’t stay trapped in that emotion, that I had to try to find ways to let it out, and that’s when I started developing practices like choosing forgiveness in captivity.” More

    August 1, 2014 | Comments

  • carrie-newcomer-FEAT

    Her music often emphasize the sacred in the ordinary, and it is rooted in her Quaker faith. “Some of my best language has come out of the silence” of Quaker meetings, she says, “when I’ve taken the time to listen to something beyond myself.” More

    July 25, 2014 | Comments

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