Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

Reuben Margolin is an incredibly talented  kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in various patterns, including raindrops falling and waves combining.  Margolin’s installations are as dramatic as they are mesmeric, reflecting an art-form that is meditative and almost spiritual, inspired as it is by maths and nature. Amazing. You can see Margolin talk about …

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As part of my recovery, I’ve engaged in some ‘art therapy’ where I attempt to express my emotions without words.  For some reason, the end result tends to be what could loosely be termed as ‘abstract art’; I’m not quite sure why that’s the case with me!  Anyway, here is my latest drawing; exactly what …

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Around me stood the oaks and firs; Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground; Over me soared the eternal sky, Full of light and of deity; Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird; — Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect whole. A few lines from …

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As I struggle with illness, I have found my time spent at Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone, Co. Antrim, to be enormously therapeutic.  Last week, I spent a morning in the library and whilst there wrote a short poem about my experience.  Here it is: Immersed A room, empty of people, steeped in holiness. Myriad books …

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