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I guess I was wrong about Iran. Back in January 2007, I blogged about the World Award of Monotheistic Religions, which was hosted by Tehran. The third place winner? Michal Jandura of Poland, whose piece showed three interlocking books...
Although sculptor Jule Rotenberg says her study of Scientology ("and thus my understanding of myself and others as spiritual beings, not just bodies or minds") has affected her art, she considers herself an artist, not a religious artist. "I don't...
"What an awesome Hanukkah present for me!" Podwal said via email....
When Pastor Terry Jones announced his intent to burn Korans, he was threatening to destroy both the physical codices (books) and the words therein that symbolized the Koranic ideas. The threat, which recalled Nazi book burnings and Fahrenheit 451, attracted...
Marietta Cambareri is curator of decorative arts and sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips curator of Judaica, art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Previously, she was curator of decorative arts and sculpture at the MFA. According to...
With Jewish artist Mark Podwal's 2011 calendar A Sweet Year hitting the presses, Iconia caught up with Marc Winkelman, president of the Austin, Texas-based Calendar Holdings LLC, which published the calendar. A friend of Podwal's, Winkelman discussed the genesis of...
I first connected with Kate Shellnutt on Twitter (where she has two handles). I was very excited to be a part of her article “This Muslim-American life: Allah and the Arts,” which she wrote as a journalism student at Medill. Shellnutt has since graduated and now works on the Houston Chronicle’s religion page, where she [...]
This post is part of a feature of critical responses to sermons by religious leaders. I wanted to share an interesting sermon that the rabbi at Mesorah D.C. delivered this past Friday night. The rabbi doesn’t seem to post his sermons, so I am keeping him anonymous. The rabbi began by noting that the weekly portion, [...]
The above image comes from the Md.-based STILLLIFE. Here’s the caption: “Clockwise: Eric Parnes ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll’ (in Farsi) neon sign 18″x20″ 2008. Jean Pierre Ramos ‘Men’s shirt’ vegetable ivory button, 2009. Jean Pierre Ramos ‘Behind the Scenes’ 2009. Eric Parnes ‘KFC’ acrylic on canvas 8″ x 6″ 2009.” According to the promotional [...]
In his most recent talk on SermonAudio.com titled “At the Price of God’s Own Blood,” renowned pastor John Piper (of Desiring God) starts by discussing 18th century German Moravian bishop Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Piper speaks of von Zinzendorf’s trip to Dusseldorf, where he saw “Ecce Homo” by Italian painter Domenico Feti/Fetti. The inscription at [...]
Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, on the church and art: “We are a bit like estranged relatives; there has been a divorce.” Haitham Eid (see here, here) writes that he has some paintings on exhibit on Nov. 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the JW Marriott Lobby on 614 Canal [...]
My review of the Jewish, Dan Brown-styled book by Daniel Levin appears in The Jewish Press.
In a sermon, Rev. Gary W. Schultz writes on what he perceives as the failures of religious calendar art: I often receive these calendars in the mail, with nice pictures and Bible verses on them, like this stream and beautiful white rocks and the fall leaves beginning to change. And at the bottom it says, “The [...]
The Pilot, the official paper of Boston’s archdiocese, reports that the Pope is meeting hundreds of artists at the Sistine Chapel in an effort “to rekindle faith-art dialogue.” According to the article: Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the meeting was to be the first of many initiatives aimed at bridging [...]
I finally had a chance to see Glenn Beck’s rant about Communist art in New York, particularly at Rockefeller Center. I’m pretty sure we are up to the same kind of analysis (studying things that are hidden in plain sight), just mine is real… If Beck is right that there is a problem of too many [...]
Image: An etching of Hitler playing chess with Lenin, by the former’s Jewish teacher, from the Telegraph. It’s always tough to understand the intricacies of Islamic calligraphy if you don’t read Arabic, but KT has an interesting piece on Kuwaiti calligraphy, which tries to explain how that form is unique. Although soulful art should be calming, Iran’s [...]
I was interviewed by Aaron Roller of the Mima’amakim journal on a variety of topics related to art and faith. The interview is posted here, and it addresses (at least in part) mostly Judaism, but also Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and LDS. (The photo, which Aaron selected without consulting me, is from my trip to [...]
Yesterday, I attended the Frontline (young adult) service at McLean Bible Church’s Tysons campus. This was my first mega-church experience, and if you haven’t had one it’s something absolutely unique. I’m not great at estimating numbers, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there were 2,500 seats in the room, and almost all were full — [...]
I “met” Clarke Scott (monk name Loden Jinpa, pictured above with HH Dalai Lama) on Twitter (follow him here). According to his website, Scott is a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Tasmania (Australia). His research areas include Madhyamaka philosophy, personal identity, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. Scott is a Buddhist monk ordained [...]
Though Theophany can carry very positive implications for prophets, it is also liable to destroy their families, friends, and communities. Such is the premise of Zoe Murdock’s new novel, Torn by God: A Family’s Struggle with Polygamy (first 4 chapters available here). Set in a small town in Utah in 1959, Torn tells of Michael [...]