Category Archives: Inspirational

Christmas Roundup: The Polar Express, the Magi in art, the historical “Santa,” and more

“Jesus, Jacob, and The Polar Express” by Greg Lucas: This dad reflects on his twenty-year-old autistic son’s emotional experience of Santa and wonders whether maybe the eager anticipation he feels waiting for Santa, and then the pure joy of finally … Continue reading

Posted in History, Inspirational, Music, Roundup, Western Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Truce of 1914

This December marks the centennial of the famous ceasefire along the Western Front during World War I. On Christmas Eve, 1914, along the four-hundred-mile frontline, enemy soldiers spontaneously emerged from their trenches, arms laid aside, to celebrate Christ’s birth together. … Continue reading

Posted in Death / tragedy / suffering, Film, History, Inspirational, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Roundup: Baby’s wonderland, public prayers, cancelled-wedding-turned-banquet-for-the-underprivileged, marriage under threat, and Noah movie

  “Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime into Dream Adventures”: Queenie Liao likes to take fairytale-inspired photos of her son, Wengenn, while he sleeps. She calls the series “Wengenn in Wonderland.” A book of these photos was published last year … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Inspirational, Non-Western Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roundup: Coventry Cathedral, the falsifiability of Christianity, racism, a child’s letter, liturgy, and a “recycled orchestra”

I apologize for not generating much original content lately. I haven’t anything substantive to present at the moment, but I have been voraciously reading up and taking notes on the history behind the building and art of Coventry Cathedral—one of … Continue reading

Posted in Film, History, Inspirational, Music, Western Art | 1 Comment

Roundup: Dirty Jesus, Mother’s Day, spousal love, and Jesus in outer space

“Why a Wheaton College Professor Smeared Jesus in Human Dirt,” interview by Katelyn Beaty: Wheaton College art professor David J. P. Hooker purchased a five-foot-tall antique ceramic sculpture of Christ and affixed to it hair, skin cells, nail clippings, and … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial Art, Inspirational, Jesus Kitsch | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment