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  • Culture Care is the vision of culture as an ecosystem and the call to consider our stewardship of this ecosystem. Recently, as I have developed Culture Care as a thesis, I have come to a deeper understanding of the relationships between nature […]

    Artist in Residence Series: Culture Care for Churches

    Culture Care is the vision of culture as an ecosystem and the call to consider our stewardship of this ecosystem. Recently, as I have developed Culture Care as a thesis, I have come to a deeper understanding of the relationships between nature […]

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  • “Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource.”[1]  Is it really?  “The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation … What we can do — what America does better than anyone else — is spark the creativity and […]

    The Invention of the Creative Person

    “Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource.”[1]  Is it really?  “The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation … What we can do — what America does better than anyone else — is spark the creativity and […]

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  • I often paint in order to know/see what I feel. Sometimes what I feel is not only impossible to say, but also seemingly impossible to know for certain. Paint, color, texture, shapes–physical stuff–can sometimes do a better job of getting at […]

    Artist in Residence Series: Art and Hospitality

    I often paint in order to know/see what I feel. Sometimes what I feel is not only impossible to say, but also seemingly impossible to know for certain. Paint, color, texture, shapes–physical stuff–can sometimes do a better job of getting at […]

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  • Stefanie Buchenau, The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, viii + 272 pp., £55.00/$95.00 cloth. In this book, Stefanie Buchenau proposes a philosophical reassessment of the contribution of […]

    Review: The Founding of Aesthetics

    Stefanie Buchenau, The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, viii + 272 pp., £55.00/$95.00 cloth. In this book, Stefanie Buchenau proposes a philosophical reassessment of the contribution of […]

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  • Editor’s Note: In his first post, Jon Gathje wondered if there might be a Lutheran contribution to theological aesthetics. Here, in this second post, Gathje teases out several ideas along these lines. “God himself must be present in every single […]

    Visiting Scholar Series: A Lutheran Contribution?, Part 2

    Editor’s Note: In his first post, Jon Gathje wondered if there might be a Lutheran contribution to theological aesthetics. Here, in this second post, Gathje teases out several ideas along these lines. “God himself must be present in every single […]

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  • In “Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline,” Bernard Williams makes two interesting, though seemingly opposed, points about the task of humanistic inquiry. These remarks, I think, might provide a helpful starting place for those of us thinking about the nature, aims, […]

    Visiting Scholar Series: Can “Interdisciplinarity” Be Disciplined?

    In “Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline,” Bernard Williams makes two interesting, though seemingly opposed, points about the task of humanistic inquiry. These remarks, I think, might provide a helpful starting place for those of us thinking about the nature, aims, […]

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  • Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. In The LEGO Movie, average construction worker Emmet is told he is the Special, the prophesied saviour of the Lego world from Lord Business, who wants to use his superweapon the Kragle to freeze all activity […]

    Everything is Awesome: Two Theologies of Creativity in The LEGO Movie

    Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. In The LEGO Movie, average construction worker Emmet is told he is the Special, the prophesied saviour of the Lego world from Lord Business, who wants to use his superweapon the Kragle to freeze all activity […]

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