Like Marriage, and Prayer, and Fresh Strawberries Out
by Ned Bustard
We confess to “believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth,” and in doing so, acknowledge that the One we worship has revealed Himself not only in His Word but also in his beautiful Creation. God made us creative and on Mount Sinai gave instructions on how to use art. Edith Scheaffer said “Christians are to be conscious of the fact that we are made in His image and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically and creatively, as creative creatures of the Creator.” Virtually all cultures have made art, and that culture’s art reveals its hopes, dreams, and beliefs. Sometimes all we have of a past culture is its art. If you do an online search for the Italian Renaissance, much of it will be about the art. For nearly two thousand years, Christians have made art. Art educates and enriches faith. And by studying the art of the past, their hopes, dreams, and beliefs, we can learn something about ourselves in the present.
Celebrating Our Heritage
November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It’s also the month we celebrate the bounty God has provided for us and our ancestors with the Thanksgiving holiday. The story of Thanksgiving is often told from the perspective of our European ancestors, but what about the native people of America? Many of us have ancestors who were native to this land and what better time to learn about them than this month?
by Kyrie Lewis
Kyrie Lewis is a 15-year-old sophomore who resides in rural New Jersey, where she lives with her parents and five siblings, drawing in her spare time.
Chinese Scholarship Fund
During the month of November we want to give you the opportunity to join with us in giving to others. With a growing number of Chinese students interested in attending VPSA, we would like to help them make this a reality. In the month of November, when you place an order through Veritas Press and mention the “Chinese Scholarship Fund”, we will donate 20% of the book order to this fund. On phone orders, simply tell the customer service representative that you’d like us to donate toward the “Chinese Scholarship Fund”. For web orders, type “Chinese Scholarship Fund” in the comments section of your order. And if you’d like to join with us further, you can make a tax deductible gift toward the same fund. Contact customer service for more on how to do so. One hundred percent of all funds will be used for these scholarships. Help us make classical Christian education available to everyone.
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