Imprisoned by Marble

IMPRISONED BY MARBLE Only an artistic genius could produce, in a single lifetime, some of the greatest-ever works in the classic categories of painting, architecture, and sculpture. The Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo was just such a genius. Think of his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel ,...

WD-40 and Duct Tape

WD-40 and DUCT TAPE Do It Yourself (DIY) mechanics claim that you really need only two things in your toolbox: WD-40 and duct tape. Is something moving that shouldn’t be moving?  Grab the duct tape. Is something stuck that should be moving?  Give it a shot of WD-40. Dr....

Christian Hip Hop

CHRISTIAN HIP HOP That can’t be right. That sounds like either watered-down, preachy rap music, or some kind of culturally compromised Christianity. But the albums of the rapper Lecrae are neither.  What they are is artistically brilliant. The first 20 years of Lecrae Moore’s life weren’t substantially different from...

Failure

FAILURE A surprising percentage of every human life can be categorized by one courage-sapping word:  failure. There really are no exceptions to this rule. That includes the men and women who are typically applauded every Sunday morning as “Bible heroes.” Scripture, in fact, seems to go out of its...

Road Less Traveled

ROAD LESS TRAVELD In his bestselling book The Road Less Traveled, the celebrated Harvard psychologist M. Scott Peck reflected about his experience with a particular female client.  She had been mired in a deep depression for a long time. On the morning of one of her appointments, as if...