Thursday, June 26, 2008

published: Living the Past

"Living the Past," the first of three articles I'm writing on the role of Christians in the arts, has been published on

I'd love to hear from you on this subject!



Blogger Brittany Simmons said...

That was a beautiful article. I loved the imagery of it, and I loved imagining Carolyn dancing in my head. Her dancing truly is amazing. It is worshipful and pure. You must post more videos of her and give me the links to them!

Right now, I'm reading The Liberated Imagination by Leland Ryken, which talks about some of the same things. There is one difference, though. Although that book is all about the arts, it is so dry and factual. Your article conveyed some of the same truths, but it did so artistically.

2:09 p.m.  
Anonymous Anchoress said...

Dear Rachel,
Yes, great beauty, which love as you know we share...Yet is it not only a part of it? We live and love Jesus here in this modern world. He is alive today. we use our creativity as Nuns, as tools to feed and clothe Jesus, not for themselves. The beauty around and in us feeds us and rests us to do that bring Jesus to the drug addicts and homeless..the love and the beauty are one step on that path, rather than an end in themselves.
The life of the wilderness is what many see as an aim; yet it is harsh in reality; we simply extract the beauty - and I am never sure how much that is truthful and helpful. Different ways!!Blessings this day, and this night....

10:49 a.m.  
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10:03 p.m.  

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