An Inspired Partnership: The Artistry of Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning

By Kevin Belmonte I well remember what it was like to listen to the "Songs from Albion" disc the first time when it was released in 1992. I'd read volume one of The Paradise War, by Stephen Lawhead, and this new album from Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning offered a cycle of songs that was as fully …

Transit: The journey from idea to book

A couple years ago, I shared some images and poems on this site from a collaboration with photographer Tom Darin Liskey. Finally, after all that time and a good amount of back and forth, Amazon delivered this solid hold-in-my-hands print copy of our for-real book: It's here, it's here, it's finally here! By way of …

Ashes

The featured image and the following poem are part of a larger collection (titled "Transit") which was the result of a collaboration with photographer Tom Darin Liskey in the spring of 2020. It was an honor to work with Tom, whose photography I have admired for many years. We are currently preparing this collection for …

Essential Work

Sitting on the back porch of 2020, watching for the sun to rise on the next year, I am grateful for our common task that binds us - this essential work of loving in the time we have to love. Let's get busy with that, shall we? And in the meantime, I share some excerpts …

In My Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fellowship of The Ring Inevitable …