Musings on a Christian Theory of Everything: Books in Temporal History

by Amanda C.R. Clark My friend and scholar Dr. Eric Cunningham recently wrote a chapter in Becoming Beholders (Liturgical Press, 2014), titled “Beholding the Eschaton,” which is an exploration of, as he writes, “an apocalyptic, psychedelic, postmodern guide to transcending the historical world, including some practical exercises on how to avoid becoming a zombie at … Continue reading Musings on a Christian Theory of Everything: Books in Temporal History

Sacred Bones & Golden Arms: The Art of Christian Spirituality

by Amanda C. R. Clark, Ph.D. In the Sant’Ignazio di Loyola church in Rome, entire walls are wreathed with relics in a macabre tapestry. Stretching high is a mosaic of skulls and bones, gold leaf, and red felt, offering a commentary on mortality and a reminder that the Church is, as Tertullian said, “built on … Continue reading Sacred Bones & Golden Arms: The Art of Christian Spirituality

The Unfamiliar Touch Of A Touch-Screen Wedding

by Erica Salkin This summer, I had the privilege of attending the wedding of one of my husband’s co-workers. The ceremony was held at one of Spokane’s oldest churches, a stunning Gothic cathedral built in the early part of the 20th century. The church was as eye-enthralling inside as it was out, with masterful stained … Continue reading The Unfamiliar Touch Of A Touch-Screen Wedding

An Interview with Rock & Sling Cover Artist Scott Kolbo

by Susan Vander Kooi I decided to interview Scott Kolbo, who made the artwork for the cover of Rock & Sling 8.1. We shot a few e mails back and forth and here’s what happened. Susan Vander Kooi: Are you speaking to a specific story or experience with these artworks (I’m specifically thinking of Heavy Man … Continue reading An Interview with Rock & Sling Cover Artist Scott Kolbo

Fish

by Jeremy Huggins When I was a child, I went fishing with two friends and their fathers. My father came along. I said that I wanted to be on a boat on a river and to see, with my own eyes, a trout. As I see it now, I wanted intimacy. My father was a … Continue reading Fish