Mockingbird have republished an essay about the life of Vincent van Gogh entitled ‘A Life Of Aching Beauty: Vincent van Gogh as Preacher, Failure, and Painter’. The essay explores Van Gogh’s art and life, contrasting the bleakness of his experience with the vibrancy of his works, and drawing some thoughts about seeking transcendence amidst the …

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Very practical and thoughtful post by Philip Ryken, pastor and college president, who gathers thoughts from friends engaged in a variety of artistic vocations about ways in which the church can discourage artists. His post touches on unhelpful attitudes that Christians can have about the arts, and how artists serve the Gospel in their creativity. …

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