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Art is a Spiritual Discipline – with material consequences

by Geoff Hall on August 12, 2010

a closing parenthesis: Art is, first and foremost a spiritual discipline.  That is not to say ethereal and disembodied, disconnected from the world.  It is a spiritual discipline with material consequences. It is therefore just like life, where ‘soul meets (…)

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Art is a Spiritual Discipline

by Geoff Hall on August 6, 2010

An opening parenthesis:Before we define the ‘art of perception’ and bring to a close ‘Translating the Invisible Wind’, we should stop to think about the nature of art and the artist.  For if as artists we don’t know who we (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Eight

by Geoff Hall on June 24, 2010

Artistic Responses in an Age of Propaganda It is not enough to limit our artistic response to thoughts and feelings we have about God in the privacy of our studio.  It is not enough to reduce art to a utility (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Seven

by Geoff Hall on June 6, 2010

In Part Two we read the quote from Tarkovsky:“The artist has no right to an idea to which [they are] not socially committed, or the realisation of which could involve a dichotomy between [their] professional activity and the rest of (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Six

by Geoff Hall on May 27, 2010

Propaganda? Let’s start by simply saying that Christian Artistry is the best form of resistance to the present cultural malaise and the spiritual antagonism of a rabid atheism.  It is a commitment to Resistance, to non-cooperation with evil, to affirming (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Five

by Geoff Hall on May 8, 2010

Romans 12v2 –  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world or fashion yourself in the likeness of the images, symbols and standards of this world.”  It will only distort our Creation in the image of God.  Our main (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Four

by Geoff Hall on May 4, 2010

Collaboration:Or, ‘Hey, I forgot, there is an easier way’. We can continue following the secularised cultural values of individualism and its bi-polar counterpart Social Darwinism!  (A Freedom/Nature dualism in irresolvable tension – if you like that kind of philosophical speak.)  (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Three

by Geoff Hall on April 26, 2010

Resistance? Let’s call it the spirituality of resistance, before we get any ideas that people will be swayed by the message of Jesus through force of arms or cunningly placed ‘devices’ by the roadside and further augmented by the sophistry (…)

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Translating the Invisible Wind – Part Two

by Geoff Hall on April 20, 2010

Collaboration?In Part One, we looked at the historical background to the birth of our faith.  We noted that rather than being a time of exile, it was a time of Occupation.  In Jeremiah chapter 29, we have an encouragement for (…)

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