Category: Beauty

Pictures, Artwork, and other expressions of beauty fall into this category.

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Truth and Personhood

I am starting to remember or at least to be vaguely aware of something that was, not so very long ago, and has since faded from my view. It is not that it disappeared, but perhaps I was not yet able to see it in its full color without spending some time away. Or perhaps I simply journeyed toward this destination by some other road than I needed to. In any case, I have come full circle once again to the fundamental questions that I asked myself back in 2009. As I sit here with my head throbbing from a...

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C.S. Lewis Quote – The Great Divorce

Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. For it doesn’t stop at being interested in paint, you know. They sink lower – become interested in their own personalities and then in nothing but their own reputations. – C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce” p.8

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Beauty is a Journey

There is a process through which sadness must go to become a thing of beauty. While it may arise from the exuberant release of undefined and unbounded goodness, beauty more often finds its source in the hope that such goodness is possible. It is this juxtaposition of chaos and its elusive resolution, which demonstrates most clearly that beauty is an ethereal process that knows neither beginning nor ending. Rather, beauty exists in the experience of a moment; not as it is, for that is bound to change; not as it could have been, for that will never be known; not...

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On Preaching About What You Should Be Preaching

In the past two weekends, I have heard preachers talk about the way God has moved people through messages they have spoken in the past. With great joy, they disclose the topic they had presented, the way their message was timely, and how it effected those who heard it. By the time they finished speaking, I was wishing I had been there for one of the sermons they talked about preaching in the past.  I believed they preached the outstanding sermons they said they did. I believed that God did the things they said He did. I wondered why they did...

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Words

“To describe an emotion is to feel with words. To communicate a moment of existence is to bridge the eternal and the temporal with an intellectual…” Read the rest here

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Why Beauty Matters

It is almost impossible to describe the depth that this video presents in a short caption. If you will invest the hour of time that it takes to watch this film, you will never see the world in the same way again. For once, this is a beautiful thing.