Adrift (and our soul felt its worth)

They’d been adrift for days. Plans, it seems, have their own unique way of crumbling, like the exterior of the B-17 bomber over the pacific. His name was Eddie Rickenbacker, and his mission was to deliver a message to General MacArthur who was somewhere in New...

Fairytale of New York: Incarnation and Reconciliation

The song above is “Fairytale of New York,” originally written by The Pogues but ably covered by Dustin Kensrue on last year’s Christmas album The Good Night is Still Everywhere. The differences between the two versions is quite palpable – The Pogues’...

Pieter Bruegel: Art of the Incarnation Part 5

  Today’s artist is Pieter Bruegel, a sixteenth century painter from the Netherlands. The above painting is entitled “Christ Carrying the Cross,” a favorite of a dear friend of mine who brought it to my attention. Can you find Jesus? Go ahead; I’ll wait....

Georges Rouault: Art of the Incarnation Part 4

  Today’s artist is the turn-of-the-century French painter Georges Rouault.   But before addressing Rouault’s work and its relevance to the doctrine of the incarnation, I want to compare his work to that of surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Dali’s...

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