Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Beauty is Passing, Perhaps still Important

Immanuel Kant said, “Two things fill the mind with ever increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.” The beauty Kant saw in the starry sky impacted him deeply and moved him to wonder...
April 30th, 2014 | Church | Read More

Bodies, Dating and Modesty: Misunderstood but Important

A friend of mine posted a link to this blog over at Christianity Today’s blog for women. The blog responds to the common phrase that “modest is hottest” which seems to run around in many Christian circles, particularly youth groups. The response is a good one, pointing out that the...
April 19th, 2012 | Culture, Evangelicals, Featured, Religion | Read More

Mainstream Standards of Beauty

For an industry that loves to break with tradition, upend rules, and challenge cultural conventions, the fashion world rarely compromises on its one hard and fast criterion: all models must be the same. With minor exceptions, the models chosen for the runway are carbon copies of one another. Frequently...
April 19th, 2010 | Culture, Media | Read More

Useful Revulsion

Flannery O’Connor’s short stories are not for the faint of heart. I’ve only read two or three of them. They were short, but jam-packed with lots to think about. Months later, I’m still digesting. She somehow manages to create a world that is both fully revolting and fascinating...
March 25th, 2009 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews | Read More