Why You Should Go to an Open Mic Night Oct03

Why You Should Go to...

Last night at our church, we hosted a spoken word open mic night with Micah Bournes, a phenomenal spoken word poet who is well worth your time.  You can check him out here. For the event, we planned to have 45 minutes of open mic time where 15 people could share a poem and then Micah would...

Between Evolution and Existential Angst Jun10

Between Evolution an...

I was on holiday in Oslo recently. As I was hoping to get some reading and coffee/beer tasting done, I only visited one museum: The Munch Museum. The Munch Museum, featuring works by the painter Edvard Munch, is actually located right next to the Olso’s Natural History Museum. The Munch...

“Appreciating” Art Aug29

“Appreciating&...

If you are like me and spend too much browsing around on the internet, you have probably run into this video: It’s quite entertaining because even though its ridiculous its not quite clear that this guy isn’t serious. If it wasn’t for the clips edited in on the end it...

Movies, Sex, and Gore, Oh My! Morality and Objectivity in Art Jul25

Movies, Sex, and Gor...

Last time I wrote on this blog, I argued that art should be viewed subjectively and objectively. Art has absolute qualities that must be acknowledged to give it existence, and yet, it still must be experienced to call it art. But what is art in the scope of ethics? I’ll try not to make this...

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder…Or is it? Jan31

Beauty is in the Eye...

Today’s culture, we as Christians can agree, is riveted by postmodern thought. Morals and truths are relative to experience and perception, one would claim. And in response, Christians, historically, have made efforts to combat this kind of thinking (although even this is now a subject of...

Christian Tattoo Artist Turbo Qualls: An Interview for The Two Cities Jun19

Christian Tattoo Art...

Turbo Qualls is a Christian, husband, father, illustrator, musician and works hard at his job. His job is the study of Aesthetics, and his chosen medium for exploring beauty is Eastern Orthodox iconography and tattoo art. Turbo has been tattooing people for fourteen years and has just opened...