Logos Beyond Historical Method

Otherness & Personhood The heart is primary when it comes to discernment about the Divine. The approach of the heart – “bringing the mind into the heart” – is indicative of the Orthodox Church hesychastic tradition, which is quite distinct from Western (Roman Catholic/Protestant) approaches to God that deal primarily with scholastic reason. Our reasoningContinue reading “Logos Beyond Historical Method”

On Aesthetic Nihilism, Part I & II

From his own experience, Eugene [Father Seraphim Rose] believed that modern man cannot come to Christ fully until he is first aware of how far he and his society have fallen away from Him, that is, until he has first faced the Nihilism in himself “The Nihilism of our age exists in all,” he wrote,Continue reading “On Aesthetic Nihilism, Part I & II”

Gift (22:9)

      I. Introduction Gift (22:9) was an installation created for a local art event. The aim of the piece was to explore the idea of the gift as sheer giving without anticipation of reciprocity. From the write up on the piece, Deep down inside everyone of us believes that there is something moreContinue reading “Gift (22:9)”

Body Theology

“It is something of a modern habit of thought (strange to say) to conceive of the soul — whether we believe in the soul or not — as a kind of magical essence or ethereal intelligence indwelling a body like a ghost in a machine. That is to say, we tend to imagine the relationContinue reading “Body Theology”

Prior Givenness of the Light

Aesthetics: The continuum of difference is not, as Nietzsche’s taste (postmodernism) has it, a sublime of sheer agon – a chaosmos of force, power, expansion, suppression, ascent or acquisition. Rather, overturning the anthropophagy of Dionysus and therefore also the ontology of violence, one may rejects the aesthetics of power in the idea that ontic differenceContinue reading “Prior Givenness of the Light”

Nietzsche is Dead

“In the beginning was violence, according to Nietzsche – violence that was celebrated by the pagan virtues.8 Nietzsche and neo-Nietzscheans perceive reality as anarchy that cannot be controlled except by subjecting it to “the will to power” in one way or another.9 Nietzsche’s perception dictates that violence must be the master of us all andContinue reading “Nietzsche is Dead”

Dogma

Creation as theophony, not manifested evil Grace as continuous with nature, not exception or exclusion Sin as loss of being, not legalistic transgression Atonement as assumption, not juridical satisfaction Knowledge as undeciaibility of the known and the unknown, the somewhere and the nowhere, not mutually exclusive binary of the either/or Mystic acuity as ontology, notContinue reading “Dogma”

Painting in a Different State

Some news on recent work. I’m excited about exhibiting one of my pieces in an upcoming group exhibition titled Abstract Mind 2019, at CICA Museum in South Korea. Check out cicamuseum.org for more information. The exhibition will be held March 8 to 24, 2019. The title of the work is “Painting in a Different State,”Continue reading “Painting in a Different State”