The Surprising Theological Lessons of Six Centuries of Winter Landscape Painting (Huh?)

Recent winter weather has been something to behold. As of last Tuesday, “[a]t least 73 percent of the continental United States was covered in snow […] the greatest percentage in at least 16 years.” Snow and ice have wreaked havoc across the nation, causing mass power outages, water shortages, countless car accidents, service shutdowns, and …

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Neil Postman’s Famous Comparison of the Prophetic Insights of Orwell vs. Huxley

A good friend of mine has been pestering me to watch Boys State (2020) on Apple TV for weeks. I finally got around to starting it, but haven't yet finished it. Seems good so far. In any case, within the first few minutes there are a couple quotations that sparked my interest. There's one that …

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This Will All Make Sense When I’m Older

I know I should be rather ashamed to admit this, but here goes: Despite being a grown man in my mid-thirties with no kids, I have now watched Frozen II multiple times in the past month—along with a 6-episode documentary on the making of Frozen II—and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I’m …

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Thank You, Anne Applebaum: Why Coexistence Is a Better Definition of “Unity” than Bipartisanship

Much to the chagrin and disdain of the far left, President Biden loves to talk about “unity.” In this time of great peril and political division, he both ran as a “unity” candidate and is now trying to govern as a “unity” president. In his inaugural address, he mentioned “unity” eight times and made it …

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The Surprisingly Interesting History of Winter Landscape Painting, Pt. 4/4: 1930-2020

Phew! I'm finally "finished". I hope you enjoyed parts 1, 2, 3. I’m actually continuing to update those earlier sections with some new discoveries, but I'm basically done. I hope you enjoy this last section. It was a bit of a challenge—mainly because there's so much art being made these days but it's not organized into clear-cut …

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