Faith in Culture

Steve Martin and An Object of Beauty

In the spirit of reminiscing on old posts while planning content for the upcoming year, here’s a post I love, resurrected from an old blogspot account, written during my days as a graduate student at UIUC in 2011. Steve Martin is a Swiss Army knife of an artist, inspiring as an actor, comedian, musician and...

Flipping the script: The Case for Christ movie

Even in disbelief you take a leap of faith. So says Ray Nelson, the fictional atheist-confidant of Lee Strobel in the movie, The Case for Christ. I finally watched this movie when I had a few hours to myself. As far as movies go, I thought the film was entertaining. The acting was a little...

The rumour going round the shop

To kick off a new lecture topic, my squirrely Dustin Hoffman-esque Religion and the Arts professor once declared, “Art is a vehicle for the numinous.” Anyone else think that phrase is oddly profound? Numinous is defined as “having a strong religious or spiritual quality, indicating the presence of a divinity.” So what my professor advocated...