Reviews

  • Review of Through Your Eyes – Dialogues on the Art of Bruce Herman  
  • by Makoto Fujimura
  • “It isn’t too often that we get a glimpse into a behind-the-scenes relationship between a patron of the arts and an artist. In this case, Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman have journeyed together as a theologian and a cultural commentator, two men with cultural stewardship as a goal for the next generation. Bruce Herman is one of the wisest practitioners of art today, and Walter Hansen is one of the key influencers and patrons of Christians in the arts. This book is a treasure chest full of wisdom for those serving the worlds of art and faith — it is a work of deep friendship and conversation originating in the highest realm of integrity.”
  • Sacra Conversazione at Laity Lodge
    by Ginger Henry Geyer

    Early in the gospel of Luke, the pregnant Mary visits Elizabeth and cries out a hymn of praise, traditionally known as the Magnificat. Read it, all of it, Luke 1:46-55. Alongside the beautiful words are scathing words. This isn’t merely a dutiful virgin’s thank-you for the fruit of her womb; it is a call to revolution.

    And how is that revolution crafted? In Bruce Herman’s own words: “I actually want to harmonize with what is good and true in the tradition and allow it to speak through me. It’s not so much rebellion against the powers that be as it is a fulfillment of the true power — of love. Jesus before Pilate is my paradigm, who when confronted by naked power was un-cowed, but quietly asserted that it was not really power at all.” In Bruce’s commanding work, there is a similar dynamic as…

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