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The Spiritual Significance of Tattoos There was a time when most people thought that tattoos were just embraced by merchant marines, bikers, and goths garbed in black. But now they are part of mainstream cultures around the world. Body …
Building Empathy through Art The Minneapolis Institute of Art has received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will use the money to create The Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, or CEVA for short. …
How Wonder Works Wonder is one of our favorite practices in the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy. It begins in the senses, comes alive in the imagination, and flourishes in adoration of the Divine. Wonder directs us t…
"V" is for Vision The Adventurer of the Universe starts with the dream and reaps tragic Beauty. — Alfred North Whitehead I have a friend named David who can see things others can't. He has visions. I don…
The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum Most people who attend a museum want to leisurely explore and savor the art on exhibit. But in this article, Stephanie Rosenbloom reports that researchers have discovered that the average visitor sp…
Loving God by Knowing Many Things The immensely talented artist Vincent Van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother Theo in which he spoke from his heart: "I think that the best way to know God is to love many things." In a sensitive and…
John Berger, R.I.P. John Berger, a world-famous polymath — critic, artist, screenwriter, novelist, poet, dramatist, artist, commentator, and storyteller — died January 2, 2017, in the Paris suburb of Antony at the …
No Place Like Home African Wisdom Not where I was born, but where it goes well with me is my home. — Kanuri Saying in Wisdom of the African World
The Religion of Small Things The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. – John 3:8 Imagine th…
May I Have This Dance? Spiritual Wisdom The Divine, holding out a hand like a lover or an old friend, eyes expectantly on us, utters five golden words: May I have this dance? — Cynthia Winton-Henry in Dance — The…