Set Us Free

Paradise, polluted and poisoned. Our resounding plea: “Set us free.” We are writhing and reeling from the Fall. Our affections wander and wane, our struggles remain. O’ Lord set us free. We fettered our shackles, we tossed the key. But O’ Messiah, set us free.    

Heaven’s Hope

Bound by sins darkened glow In this world of pain and woe Helpless, hopeless to us He came And in the midst was slain Darkest night, the Light extinguished Will we forever captives be? Messiah’s mission ends in death? Where’s the hope of life and peace? But by power He awaketh All of death He […]

What is Art?

So, what is art? That is a difficult question. Let’s look at some examples I’ve gathered. Art is… …according to a dictionary: The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance ~dictionary.com  …indefinable You cannot define electricity. The same can be said of […]

Art through the Eyes of Faith

Introduction: How should we think about art? Why has art had such a varied history? What explains why we can relate to both “sad reflective art” as well as “joyous exuberant art”? How does art in its various forms sometimes make us yearn for something that seems out of reach? These are big questions and questions […]

Desert Soul

this land is as dead as my soul so purge and make new even if it means a knife i want life new life spring make me clean new i want You oh God, rescue me i’m drowning i don’t see the light all is night an endless cycle down my soul’s diseased and I […]

Quotes on Literature

“When we are at play, or looking at a painting or a stature, or reading a story, the imaginary work must have such an effect on us that it enlarges our own sense of reality.” ~Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water “Students value literature as a means of enlarging their knowledge of the world, because through […]

Dustin Kensrue – This Is War

Thought provoking song and video.    “This Is War,”  Allen Swoope and Dustin Kensrue: “This is war like you ain’t seen. This winter’s long, it’s cold and mean. With hangdog hearts we stood condemned, But the tide turns now at Bethlehem. This is war and born tonight, The Word as flesh, the Lord of Light, […]

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