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Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son"

Remembering Who We Are

Through a simple allegory, a challenge is presented: "Can it be that you have entirely forgotten who you are?"

Gerard van Honthorst's "King David Playing the Harp"

Posing the Dilemma of Human Happiness

Each of us strives after happiness in all that we do; however, it seems that no one has ever found complete happiness, and the happiness we seek seems to exist outside of this world.

Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam"

The Classical Christian Vision of the Human

The human person has been created in the image and likeness of God, possessing a normative nature and acutely aware that we have not yet reached our final form.

Gerard van Honthorst's "St. Peter Penitent"

Learning to Live with Fallenness

We are often surprised by our own failings. God, who knows our fallenness, is not: he loves us not because we are good, but in order to make us good.

Gerard Dou's "Astronomer by Candelight"

Christians and Technology

Do we see ourselves as creatures living in a world we did not create or as the lords of the world? The answer to that question will dictate much of how we order our lives.

Gerrit Dou's "The Physician"

True Wonder and Awe

We live in an enchanted world, charged by God's grandeur. In order to reclaim a sense of wonder, we need to see the ordinary as extraordinary, grateful for the gift of existence itself.

Benjamin West's "Romeo and Juliet"

Assessing the Movement for Sexual Liberation

Founded upon a rejection of the notion that there is a cosmic order to the universe, the movement for sexual liberation appeals to such an order in its calls for 'justice' and 'dignity.'