Beauty & brokenness meet

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There is this odd scene near the end of the Gospel of Mark. There’s an innocent man nailed upon a wooden cross.  Jesus hangs in excruciating pain and while gasping for air he utters one final desperate cry of divine abandonment. And it’s at this moment, that a roman centurion who has been looking upon […]

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Broke beyond repair

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There are some dreams you pray with every fiber of your being never to come true. I had been thinking along this theme of beauty and brokenness for weeks. I couldn’t shake this feeling that I was only scratching the surface. I fell asleep one night asking God to take me further. We’re on a […]

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Angel or Demon?

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I’ve had this photo on my computer for a number of years (I’d credit it if I could recall where I got it). It’s always fascinated me. What are your thoughts? Do you relate to her? You can also explore more at our Solar Crash: Broken Beautiful live event.

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When we long for death

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When I was 15 I wanted to die every single day. I had several volumes of mixed tapes which I recall being labeled ‘depression to the max’, filled with pukey-heartbreak songs and raging-industrial-metal constantly on replay. I’d contemplate between making a big splash of my death or just going away quietly. But I never had […]

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Everything is broken

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I can’t recall where I was, but I had to take a photo of this art exhibit. It’s intriguing because it’s making art out of something broken. It demonstrates the truth that all of creation is broken. At the same time, it’s completely false in how everything is broken in the same places. Sometimes sweeping […]

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Obviously Broken

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Along with beauty, brokenness isn’t spoken of much either. We’ll talk about it conceptually or in generalities, but the closer we get to specifics, the quicker we seem to want out of the conversation. People with physical disabilities have always struck a strange chord with me.  Their brokenness is so blatant and transparent for everyone […]

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Beauty is universal

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You’ve probably seen this viral video before, but I’ve never gotten bored of it. Matt Harding a video game designer figured there had to be more to life than his day job (been there before?), quit his job, and traveled the world. This might not be what we typically associate with beauty, but beauty is […]

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Why beauty matters

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Beauty isn’t mentioned very often within churches.  Beauty is quite often pushed aside as being superficial, effeminate, fleeting, and purely aesthetic (which it can be). But if you worship the Creator of heaven and earth, then beauty is inescapable.  Christ himself is described as the ‘beautiful one’. The word ‘glory’ is laced throughout the scriptures […]

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