June 14, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Aimee Byrd asks, “What is your Reading Level?” I’m not sure how we should respond to what she has written. I don’t know how to fix things. As she suggests, I’m not sure our techno-centric culture is helping.

Lately, because of this article in The Daily Beast, there has been a renewed interest in life and death of Thomas Kinkade. One of the best interpretations of his life has come from the pen of Matt Schneider. His piece is entitled “The Drunken Downfall (and Death) of Thomas Kinkade.” Here are some of Schneider’s poignant words:

The dilemma with Kinkade’s art is that he sweeps human suffering under the rug. It sees the world through a pre-Fall lens. His paintings are a big fat lie. And I have to wonder if the dishonesty actually contributed to his personal suffering more than it helped. In other words: What would have happened if Kinkade had struggled with his pain in his art rather than painting a facade over the human predicament?

Today and Tomorrow Paul Tripp’s A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You is free for Kindle and Nook. It’ll set you back $10 on Amazon. Should be an excellent book.



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