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On McCahon returning to the story of Veronica

The story of a humble fabric marked with miraculous presence is one with understandable allure for painters, whose entire studio lives are devoted to trying to imbue pieces of canvas with flickers of life and truth.

Justin Paton, McCahon Country
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Imagined landscape

Drawing’s really fun when you loosen up and let go. A bit like faith, I guess.

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Christ in the gallery

Why, as Christians, should we be content to see Christ only where we expect to see him? Perhaps we should follow the lead of the Gospels themselves and look for him where we least expect him to be, even in the contemporary art world.

Daniel A. Siedell, God in the Gallery
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Dear Mister Rogers

I’m so thankful for Rebecca Reynolds. She’s one of the few Christian writers who really hit the nail on the head for me at the moment—emotionally, honestly, intellectually, and faithfully. And this letter to Mister Rogers is a good example of why.

I don’t know whether I ever saw the original TV series, but I did see the recent movie with Tom Hanks in it and was deeply moved by it. And Rebecca’s letter only adds to that. What a timely message.

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When McCahon declared, ‘I will need words,’ in a 1961 letter to poet John Caselberg, he was saying he needed them for something. He wanted his paintings to speak: to cut through, to communicate, to be clear in a new way about human fears and hopes and about how to love authentically. And he saw that painted words were a way to approach spiritual realities and urgencies that resisted conventional picturing.

Justin Paton, McCahon Country