Topic: Literature and the Arts

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    “God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    The best-selling poet “helped present an appealing mystical idea of the wisdom of the East. He was someone who helped humanize and popularize Eastern thought,” says literary critic Liesl Schillinger. More

    July 12, 2013 | Comments

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    When former Microsoft executive John Wood discovered the world’s need for books, he was trekking in Nepal and recalling what he had read in the Dalai Lama’s book “The Art of Happiness” about the importance of giving something to someone in need. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “Hymnody touches people so much because most people learn hymns when they are children, and then it reminds them of something…Hymns that represent this ideal of the afterlife—that’s the world I love.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    The Christian message, says musical artist Lecrae, “rocked me in a way I’d never been rocked.” But now his Christian music is being described as “phenomenally relevant” and “musically edgy,” and it has achieved huge mainstream success. More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “Can you be Christian and rap at the same time? I think you can take rap and use it for redemptive purposes…I want to provide a landscape of hope for people.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “The wall is coming down between Christian music and mainstream music,” says this Christian hip-hop and pop artist, who adds that he and other Christian musicians are all “flawed people depending on grace.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “There is a profound sense of the divine sparks of God being everywhere and that the role of the devoted person is to bring those divine sparks together again.” More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    Is this a film aimed at helping audiences find God? “It wouldn’t be that easy,” says director Ang Lee. “You have to go through suffering and pain. You have to be in awe. You have to go through tests to believe in God—or not believe in God, in some cases.” More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “It’s such a great painting because you have God very energetic, and the wind pushing his hair back, and he’s very determined. He’s just created the universe, after all,” says art historian Bridget Goodbody. More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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