Dr. Francis Schaeffer, well known theologian of the 20th century – author of such books as Art & the Bible, which he told me helped a surprising number of people – said, “Being in the image of the Creator, we are called to creativity.”
This Art Presentation event on January 3, 2021, assuredly exuded these words. A former student of Pastor Wendy Varga awarded her a uniquely consummate visual rendition, for our day, of “The Root of the Stump of Jesse.” When turned 180 degrees, one experiences the city of the redeemed emerging from this remarkable Biblical curiosity….
Pope Benedict XVI gave a Papal Blessing to my writings in November 2008. As a Catholic Press Association member of 500 worldwide, I am the author of numerous books and articles, including a several-book series for a Catholic college of the arts. My great uncle, Cardinal Volk of Hamburg, cast the deciding conclave vote for Pope John Paul I. As a positive conservative activist of the 1960s, an activism which recently surfaced in my retirement, I was on the ground floor of Ralph Martin's Catholic Charismatic Movement. A former research correspondent of Malachi Martin, I was invited to his New York residence in the early 1990s, to soon receive a handwritten note from him in a hospital recovery room telling of a recent heart attack. Over the decades, I've gained much firsthand experience with separated-brethren Protestants, Pentecostals and Messianic Jews - especially those who, though fragmented, all refuse the Masonic-crafted syncretistic world religious body needed for draconian world government.
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