Monthly Archives: May 2012

William Holman Hunt and the Question of “Christian” Art

The death of Thomas Kincade (1958 –2012) has renewed the discussion of Christian art – in what way can art be considered Christian? Christian art critics seem to consider works of art they like, for whatever reason, to be “Christian” and works they do not like to be unChristian or inferior. Over one hundred years […]

The Alchemist: Real or Fool’s Gold?

When I read that Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist was the fifth most read book in the world during the past fifty years, I decided that I had to see what all the attention was about. The book uses a simple fable to propound ideas about the meaning of life and the key to human happiness. […]