Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Visual meditations

Colin McCahon – Victory over death 2

The handwriting of written text by Colin McCahon is touchingly human while it speaks openly of his inner turmoil, as if you are allowed to step into his diaries.

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Thomas, Hannah Rose. 2018. 'Aisha'


“The invisible light that radiates from the other”

Jonathan Evens interviews Hannah Rose Thomas

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Art and Music

Peter S. Smith and Duke Special

I am black and white
I am color
I am risk
I am mother
I am holy
I’m disaster

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Art and Poetry

Ernst Barlach: The Reunion of Christ and Thomas, detail

Denise Levertov & Ernst Barlach

People so tuned
can't open to symbol's power
unless convinced of its ground,
its roots in bone and blood.
We must feel the pulse in the wound to believe that 'with God all things are possible.'

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Christian calendar

Year B, Proper 18 (Revised Common Lectionary)

Julia Stankova: Healing of the Deaf and Dumb Man
This story is told only in Mark’s Gospel. It is a little resurrection story.

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