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

Geertgen tot Sint Jans: John in the Wilderness

Geertgen did not find his inspiration in the gospel text, but in a biography of Saint John. In this story about his life John retires to a solitary place to reflect in solitude on the Lord's suffering.

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Gert Swart: East of Eden, detail

Interview with Gert Swart

My work is intended to inspire contemplation in those engaging with them.

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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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