Category: visual art

Remember Afghanistan

Remember Afghanistan? That’s the place where we started a war in order to catch the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks of September 11. That’s not the place where we decided to invade a country...

Ramadan

Several years ago, I worked closely with a Muslim man. Over our time together, we talked about our faiths quite a bit. I still treasure a copy of the Qur’an he gave me. One...

Transfiguration icon

Here’s an icon for today, the Feast of the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration of Christ: Part of an iconostasis in Constantinople style. Middle of the 12th century. 41.5 x 159 cm. Available on Wikipedia.

A little something to cool you off

Most 7WD readers are experiencing summer now. Those of you in the southern hemisphere can bookmark this and come back in January. Unlike most people, summer is my least favorite season. Why? Because you...

The Tour de France

As the monumental Tour de France reaches its end, I encourage you to pop over to the Big Picture blog for a breathtaking set of photos of this athletic tour de force. These photos...

I am the…LEGO

The Gospel according to John is chock full of “I AM” statements. Jesus never got around to saying, “I am the LEGO,” but he might have if the Gospel had been set in modern-day...

Human landscapes from above

I love the Big Picture blog run by boston.com. It’s well worth following in your RSS reader. Anyway, enjoy this set of photos of “human landscapes” taken from aircraft. The photos range from beautiful...