Category: Art, Beauty, Nature, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering
Open your eyes.
See the bioluminescence,
from the abyss,
or God’s firework show
in dancing waves of light,
the Holy Grail of sky watching,
the aurora borealis,
the northern lights.
Category: Art, Beauty, Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering
Everyone wants to know
life’s greatest mystery.
read your history
and exchange your brokenness for beauty,
your porcelain mask for the Japanese art
Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Art, Cinema, JESUS, Poetry, Suffering
It’s time to release the kraken for Christians to look inwardly with contrition in order to love courageously.
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Observations within Christian subculture in South Orange County. What does Jesus and SOC have in common?
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation
Engage the contemporary culture with Christian apologetics and aesthetics!
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Nature, Psychology, Suffering
From the beginning of time, gold has held an almost magical hold on people. Since the time of the Pharaohs, this yellow metal was used as a form of currency, as well as to adorn the capstones on the pyramids of Giza. In grade school we learned about the Egyptian royal burial of King Tut…
Category: Art, Beauty, Nature
On a recent trip with my wife to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, we got to experience most of what makes this town so charming. Besides being known for its celebrity-influenced politics–Clint Eastwood as former mayor and Doris Day as animal welfare activist–Carmel is world famous for its European-style architecture. Below are some personal pics of our short…
Category: Art, Beauty
Nietzsche once said that life would be meaningless without music. Actually, he said, “Without music, life would be a mistake” (Twilight of the Idols). I would have to agree. But I would also add that life without art would be absurd. Art is the soul articulating itself in living color! Preparing for this blog entry…
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS
“The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. “The Sea” in the “The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. I don’t how I came across this picture, but, when I first saw it, I fell in…
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