The Holier the Artist, the Better the Art

The holier the artist, the better the art. The better the art, the holier the artist. This is a controversial statement. Certainly the evidence stands against it. Many great poets, writers, visual artists, musicians, and actors were also great sinners. And many holy people were terrible artists. Art is not a strictly moral activity, which… Continue reading The Holier the Artist, the Better the Art

The Responsibility of the Talents

“At the end of our lives, He will ask what we did with what we were given.” This Sunday’s Gospel is one of my favorite parables of Jesus – the parable of the talents. It’s a multifaceted parable that can be read on many levels, and I think it’s a good examination of conscience for… Continue reading The Responsibility of the Talents

Tithing: Making Time, Talent, and Treasure Servants to Your Spiritual Leadership

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance,… Continue reading Tithing: Making Time, Talent, and Treasure Servants to Your Spiritual Leadership