What art can teach us about theology and faith formation

Every year, I take my daughter to ArtPrize—one of the world’s largest art competitions, right in our backyard—hoping she’ll have a different experience with art than than the one I had as a child. Growing up, art was something I chose to endure rather than appreciate. I viewed trips to the art museum as almost a form of punishment. ArtPrize … Continue reading What art can teach us about theology and faith formation

Ricky Gervais tarnishing Hollywood’s heretofore spotless reputation…

All week long, the Interwebs have been atwitter (did you see how I did that?) with Ricky Gervais’ celebrity-roasting performance at the Golden Globes. Did he go too far? Was it all a bit mean-spirited? Was he too hard on his fellow celebrities who, after all, do a thankless job occupying roughly the same category … Continue reading Ricky Gervais tarnishing Hollywood’s heretofore spotless reputation…

Sweet Jesus

Last night I saw a news story about a sculpture of Jesus, meant to be displayed in an art gallery housed in a New York hotel. The exhibition was cancelled after vocal protests. It turns out there are two unusual things about this sculpture… 1) It depicts Jesus, arms outstretched as though hanging on a … Continue reading Sweet Jesus