Blog Reviews

The Basics: Art Publications and sources of Articles

by Anna Blanch on March 24, 2011

Journals, magazines, e-zines, and articles related to Christians in the visual arts. All of Life Redeemed: A site that offers resources and links to the world of scholars, including philosophers and theologians, interested in philosophical aesthetics – including Calvin Seerveld. ARTS Magazine – ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies is the journal of [...]

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This is a repost of Blogging, public criticism, and searching my heart from July 2010.This is one time where I feel my thoughts and feelings in a post have only been intensified and confirmed over time.  Sometimes I read a critical comment on mine own or another blog, or I look back at something i’ve [...]

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The Good Word: inspiration for the home

by Anna Blanch on January 26, 2011

“Hospitality is where utility and beauty meet” – Emily Watkins Emily’s wise words are the inspiration and justification for sharing a post full of links to those sites which provide inspiring ideas, wonderful crib sheets, gorgeous images, and all round hope of making my little cottage by the sea a place of hospitality. It’s already [...]

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The Good Word: links

by Anna Blanch on November 7, 2010

I wrote up the Transpositions Tidbits post today which really means I get to share some of the interesting, inspiring, challenging, or curious things we’ve found over the last few weeks. The list on the whole post is much longer, but here’s a selection: Makoto Fujimura’s “Letter to North American Churches” is a seriously thoughtful [...]

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Transpositions Tuesday: Where I talk about reviewing bad books, defending Simon Cowell’s right to be forthright, and why it matters to tell the truth when art is bad. Keepin’ it real; or What Simon Cowell has to do with being a Christian critic « Transpositions Earlier this week I found out that Simon Cowell is [...]

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Lovely Ladies from SITS

by Anna Blanch on July 21, 2010

I’ve been getting know a bunch of ladies from Secret’s Is In The Sauce and I wanted to share a couple of posts from them this afternoon – they write about their lives. I like reading their stories and their struggles and triumphs. It’s amazing which parts of life we have in common and those [...]

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The Christian Artist and the Church

by Anna Blanch on July 18, 2010

Over at Transpositions there has been a series of exceptionally thoughtful and thought-provoking posts about the role of the Christian Artist which have raised some questions about the nature of both “Christian art” and the artist’s sense of membership with the church. I commend the following posts to you. In The Burden of Autonomy, Sara [...]

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If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A Beautiful House; and the thing to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful Book. – William Morris Last week over at Transpositions I wrote about this [...]

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Transposition Tuesday: Sport as a God?

June 29, 2010

I’m now posting each Tuesday over at Transpositions. I started over there a couple of weeks ago, but the blog only went “live” this week. My fellow collaborators are a great bunch, with a wide range of different interests across the Arts and theology. It makes for an interesting and lively discussion. You can find [...]

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New Theology, Imagination, and the Arts Blog Launched: Transpositions

June 28, 2010

I’m excited to introduce a new blog about theology, imagination, and the arts.  TRANSPOSITIONS Transpositions  is a collaborative effort of students associated with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. On one level, transpositions connotes our goal to create conversations between Christian theology and the arts, Just like [...]

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