“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Art is born out of a desire of the soul to speak and a yearning of a heart to express. When the heart and soul connect, the human spirit can soar. Art is communicating the essence of being. The essence of being involves that cosmic force which created being: In other words, God. 

Creativity in its purist form often comes from beyond the artist and he is astonished. The artist knows that something deep within him has created a masterpiece -- whether music, dance, drama or literature. He knows he didn't really create the masterpiece alone. There was partnership between the artist and something quite beyond him that was intricately involved in his creative process and drove things along: That is the pinnacle of creativity. Art in its purest form is man trying to express the beauty of the divine spark within humanity. [1] Everything else is an inferior construct. 

Developing the artist's craft involves study and discipline, practice and commitment and an openness to the Creator. 

Combine inspiration and skill and the results can be rapturous. For an example of this click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaO7bS5Ky6M . The choreography for ballerina Polina Semionova dancing to a Herbert Grönemeyer original composition  is exquisite. That performance combined with the excellent camera work and the brilliant choice of understated grandeur in staging, and it all comes together perfectly.

[1] Genesis 1.26-27

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