On Beauty – A Message to Its Religious Despisers

Deal W. Hudson What did Fyodor Dostoevsky mean in The Idiot when one of his characters asserts, “Beauty will save the world”? Taken at face value, it’s a claim that beauty plays a role in the salvation of us all. There are quite a few Christians, of all denominations, who would respond to that claim… Continue reading On Beauty – A Message to Its Religious Despisers

Who Cares If We Know the Ending?

Deal W. Hudson Why are we able to enjoy a movie that we have already seen, or tell a well-known story whose outcome we already know? Cyprian and I sat down over the weekend to watch the 2004 film, Miracle, starring Kurt Russell, about the 1978 victory of the US hockey team over the Soviets… Continue reading Who Cares If We Know the Ending?

Taste Is No Mere Luxury

Deal W. Hudson I have not looked at Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for years until I started reading Peter Ackyrod’s new “retelling” in a sparkling prose which maintains the spirit and tone of the original Middle English verse. As Chaucer’s narrator describes his fellow pilgrims in the General Prologue, I was taken aback by two straightforward… Continue reading Taste Is No Mere Luxury

A Parable About Beauty

Deal W. Hudson A man once asked a Christian friend where he could find the Truth. The friend replied without hesitation, “Look to Jesus Christ who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” A woman once asked a Christian friend where she could find the Good. The friend quickly replied, “Look at the life… Continue reading A Parable About Beauty