Addicted to Beauty: Taking Time to Appreciate What God Has Made Beautiful

Cultivate: A Veritas Academy Podcast

Jun 15 2022 • 42 mins

In this episode, we welcome artist and author Ned Bustard to talk with Ty Fischer about why it's worth helping students to understand, seek, love, and appreciate true beauty. If classical Christian education is all about truth, beauty, and goodness, how does something like beauty - which can seem to some as superfluous and subjective - fit into a life well lived?

About Our Guest:

Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, children’s book illustrator, author, and a printmaker. He has been involved with Veritas Academy for over 25 years, and has created lots of materials for the classical education movement including Squalls Before War: His Majesty’s Schooner Sultana, The Chronicles of Narnia Comprehension Guide, Bede’s History of ME, and History of Art: Creation to Contemporary. He is the creative director for World’s End Images and Square Halo Books, Inc., curates the Square Halo Gallery, is an elder at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, and serves on the boards of the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) and The Row House, Inc. A few of his recent books include Saint Nicholas the Giftgiver, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups, The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad, and Every Moment Holy.

Further Reading - Books Mentioned in This Episode:

Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty

It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God

Naming the Animals: An Invitation to Creativity

David’s Crown: Sounding the Psalms

The Green Earth: Poems of Creation