The Intersection of Art and Honesty

My favourite forms of art tell stories. Whether it is writing or dance, painting, poetry or songwriting; the medium helps those on the receiving end of the art engage, think, be moved. Tell stories that leave people changed, or more deeply connected to each other, or moved to action. Often good art exposes the questions and the brokenness of the world. It has a way of binding us together in our common humanity. It is because of this storytelling element to art that I have often appreciated gritty songs, sad films, folk songs that tell stories about people, and visual … Continue reading The Intersection of Art and Honesty

Religion Causes Evil : reflections on 12 Years a Slave and a letter with my friend

I wrote the letter below to a friend after I posted my feelings about the film “12 Years a Slave.” Join in thinking about it with us. “Fury. Absolute rage is how I am watching every minute of 12 Years A Slave. I have never been so angry watching a film before in my life.” I wrote on Facebook. “Yeah its not an easy film to watch. I was very angry and upset too. It does show the dark history of the United States which only went on to ban slavery much much later than the europeans but the reality is … Continue reading Religion Causes Evil : reflections on 12 Years a Slave and a letter with my friend