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some stuff i've written about art

7 Simple Ways to Love Yourself Today

To be wholehearted is a radically subversive act. Begin here. Be gentle. Be patient with yourself. And don’t give up.

Keep Walking

I want to show you my new tattoo. Like the words scrawled across my chest, this one splashed down my left arm is all red and black and full of hope. But in order to tell you about this tattoo, I…

Ghosts in the City

I used to be a photographer. Then somewhere along the way I stuck my camera in an old backpack and let it gather dust for a few years.  But a snowy night in March seemed like the right time to…

Why I Am an Artist

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Christina Dizon. I had the privilege of working with Christina on her new website a few months ago, and it turned out to be one of my favorite projects so far. I love Christina’s eye…

So That I Don't Forget

“What is saving your life right now?” Stephen asks me yesterday at church, and I say the first three things that come to mind: “Coldplay. Rohr. Hope.” The first two come and go — they’ll be different next month —…

Love Trumps Fear

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. There is no fear in love; but perfect love…

I Still Believe in a White Male God

I didn’t realize it. If you asked me to my face, I’d tell you that God is not an old white man, robed and bearded, flanked by naked angels. I’d tell you all about how God is like Jesus, not…

Of Artists and Patrons

“I truly believe there are artists and there are patrons in the Kingdom.” A friend told me this the other day, and I think she might be on to something. To be honest, sometimes I wish art was commercially self-sustainable….

Weekend Links (Vol. 6)

The God I Don’t Believe In by Antonia Terrazas I wonder if I have started to pay more attention to the “surrounding material” being chipped away from that form revealing itself in the marble, creating tiny playthings from the sheddings,…

3 Reasons Why I Love Lightstock

When I’m not writing about church/culture/politics/sex-robots, occasionally I’m going to be blogging about blogging around here. I love writing, but I also really enjoy all the related web/social/design/networking that make up this whole crazy mess. So I guess this is…