Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vox Nova

I'm excited to announce that I've been invited to contribute to a site which I've long admired, Vox Nova.  My blogging friends Kyle Cupp and Radical Catholic Mom are contributors there as well, and I feel honored to join them and their estimable colleagues in what I hope will be a fruitful ongoing discussion of art and culture in the Catholic context.  I expect I'll be working my regular beats over at Vox Nova -- exploring the theologies of beauty and empathy, and the evocative crossings of music, memory, and faith -- and, in the interest of time, which is limited for the foreseeable future, I expect to be mostly cross-posting.

15 comments:

Sally Thomas said...

Congratulations!

The Cottage Child said...

Congratulations - I don't know that site, but look forward to learning about it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but...why?

It has nothing to do with politics or ideology but that is a simply terrible, mean-spirited blog. It is a destructive, negative place.

Well, you will raise the level of discourse, that's for sure.

Pentimento said...

Oh, Anonymous, I hope that's not true! It's always seemed to me that when people start bringing politics into matters theological, the door is left wide open for the mean-spiritedness you describe, and I have to admit that I've seen it there before.

But I value the work and the personal zeitgeists, shall we say, of my two friends, Kyle and RCM, and I do hope that I will have something positive to contribute. (As for me personally, I'm no theologian, and I'm not even a very good apologist; I try to cling to the teaching of the magisterium and that's about as far as my interpretation of Church teaching goes, so I hope I won't do anything mean-spirited.)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

This is great news, Pentimento! =)

I'm not a regular reader of Vox Nova and will probably stick to reading this one unless you post your links every time you have a new one there; but I'm glad you're getting a wider forum to share your thoughts on music, beauty and the mercy of God.

Rodak said...

Hmm. I won't go so far as "Anonymous," but (following Kyle over there) I used to regularly read and comment at Vox Nova. But I finally deleted the bookmark and quit going there. I found it just too dogmatic. That said, a big dose of you is exactly what that site needs. So maybe I'll follow you back there (assuming that they haven't got me blocked for insulting one of their Big Kahunas...)

Pentimento said...

Thanks for your good wishes, all. If you know this blog at all, you'll know that I'm not much of an ideologue. Kyle suggested that I write about music on VN, which makes sense to me.

Hmm, Rodak, so you were one of the controversials over there? :)

Rodak said...

That's just the problem. I didn't consider anything I was saying to be that controversial. But some of "them" did. ;op

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Rodak is controversial everywhere he goes. ;-)

elena maria vidal said...

Have fun!

Darwin said...

Amusingly, I would have thought your views would be much more congenial to the more combative writers at Vox Nova than mine would, Rodak.

But I'm sure that Pentimento will be a valuable addition there -- as are a several of the more thoughtful writers there such as Kyle, Brett and Sam.

Though I hope you'll cross post all your stuff here, Pentimento, for them as finds the waters at VN a little shark-laken at times.

Pentimento said...

Thanks, Darwin. I do intend to cross-post in the interest of time. And, to be honest, I expect to be a fairly irregular contributor in all senses of the word. I just don't have a lot of time to blog these days.

Rodak said...

Darwin--
They (my views) were 'congenial' to some, I suppose. But I sometimes felt as though I were provoking downright sinful behavior on the part of some of the more hyper-defensive types at Vox Nova. Maybe I was being over-scrupulous, though, in thinking that?

Mac said...

I haven't read that blog very often, as when I did look in there (via someone else's link as a rule) it seemed to be pretty heavy on political snark (that I didn't agree with :-)). I'll go read your stuff, though.

Actually I haven't been reading that many blogs for the past few months, and have noticed that traffic on mine is down a bit. Is this a trend? Possibly caused by Facebook?

Pentimento said...

Well, you know, Mac, my stuff will probably be devoid of political snark, because that's not where my interests lie. :)

I have to admit I haven't been reading blogs either, including those of my closest blogging friends. In my case, it's because I've gotten really busy with real-life commitments. Facebook is an attractive blog alternative, though, because you only need to write a sentence, not a whole post. . .