Entries by Lynda

Judging Books by Covers

As a publicly-professing Christian who has published a book on the dissident life and Nazi murder of Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas should know propaganda instinctively. It’s chilling that anyone would voluntarily create this kind of poison and market it as children’s books just in time for Christmas. Yes, Donald Drains the Swamp and Donald Builds […]

Culture Care part 2: Our Calling into the Starry Night

In his seminal book, Culture Care, visual artist Makoto Fujimura explains how Emily Dickenson and Vincent VanGogh “struggled to fit into the context of their churches” and cultures. “Their vision was creative and artistic, but it was also theological and intimately connected with what they considered to be true worship.” He adds, “I see in […]

Culture Care book review part 1: On Becoming Generative

“Our culture is broken and needs care to be restored to wholeness.” declares internationally renowned painter Makoto Fujimura. Culture Care is this artist’s deep and dense manifesto, written to provide “a necessary conceptual framework and the beginnings of practical responses to repair that rift.” Fujimura asks that we begin with the attitude of “a loving servant […]

What to draw when inspiration fails: January Daily Art

I’ve progressed through six weeks falling off the “daily art” wagon and climbing back on again, but I am now seeing that January’s effort at discipline in honing my craft is birthing that creative energy the dark days of December and January sapped. I added this motivational quote in my “Artist’s Daybook” … the artisan […]

New Year’s Resolution #1

In 2017 I have resolved to make daily art. This means drawing a 15 minute to 1 hour sketch, and painting twice a week or more. These are my only new resolutions for 2017. In the past, I have told myself to do these things but somehow the ball gets dropped. Maybe some blog accountability […]