The Artist-Pastor Identity Crisis

I’m beginning to think that if I don’t have an identity crisis at least once a month, I’m simply not taking in enough good art.

Hans Memling Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Passion Week

Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, beings Passion Week (or Holy Week) in the Western Christian calendar. I will be blogging through the week, reflecting on the significance of the days, the ways broader Christianity commemorates this week, and particularly how it has been expressed in artwork.

The Shadows of Advent

I have never been entirely comfortable with the bright colors and bouncy music that pervades the stores, radio stations, and even churches this time of year. Maybe it’s my own somewhat darker disposition, or maybe there is something about this season that is supposed to have a hint of darkness.

My Top Five Resources on Art and the Church

Last week, I posted that the lead pastor of my church, Daniel Montgomery, had given his “top five books” (though  the last two ended up being persons rather than books) … Continue reading My Top Five Resources on Art and the Church