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What Steve Jobs Taught Us About Beauty

My friends know that, for good or ill, I am neither technically oriented nor have much appreciation of pop music. Yet I was very interested when a friend recently showed me a tribute to Steve Jobs from Bono. I do know … Continue reading

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Calling Christian Artists to Reach a World Desperate for Beauty

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 Christian artists today have a terrible conflict understanding the purpose of their gift. If their work does not talk about Jesus directly, does it still have value? Can they work on … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Beauty, the Beauty of the Gospel

The folks over at The Gospel Coalition recently blogged about an individual whose legacy has had a big impact in Discipling Nations Alliance: Francis Schaeffer. Darrow Miller spent time at L’Abri and cites Schaeffer’s mentoring as one of the primary influences … Continue reading

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Individuality and Fibonacci’s Golden Rectangle

A few years ago, friends in Puerto Rico introduced me to one of the “fingerprints” of God. Known as the Fibonacci sequence or the Golden Rectangle, Fibonacci’s numbers were first published in the West in Liber Abaci  (1202) by the Italian … Continue reading

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When is Truth Self-evident? Part 2 of 3

The Visible Reveals the Invisible The invisible God created the visible universe (Hebrews 11:3) and that visible universe reveals the invisible God and other things that are “self-evident.” We see this in two assertions. The first claim is found in … Continue reading

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Great Commission Utilitarianism, Part 1

Recently a friend told me of his growing concern for the impact of the concept of Great Commission utilitarianism on the church. As someone who is relatively well read and is currently writing a book on the Great Commission I … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Reflections: Portals to Beauty (Part 3 of 3)

While this transformative prayer of contemplation is all God’s doing and not our doing, we can be prepared vessels to receive his initiative. Just as the healing of the land was God’s doing and not man’s in 2 Chronicles 7:14, … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Reflections: Portals to Beauty (Part 2 of 3)

Once we have entered into relationship with the Beautiful One, how do we come further up and further in? One of the ways into deeper communion with God is what some saints have called contemplative prayer. This may be the … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Reflections: Portals to Beauty (Part 1 of 3)

Have you ever looked at a beautiful sunset? I don’t mean just “watched it set,” but did you really see it? Have you seen it in your soul? A sunset is not merely beautiful, it is a portal to Beauty! … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Reflections: Sehnsucht (Part 2 of 2)

So, what prevents us from pursuing and finding this great Joy? The apostle Paul provides a clue when he writes about what theologians call general revelation. In his letter to the Christians in Rome he says (Romans 1: 18- 25, … Continue reading

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