Highlights Reel

(August/September)

As readers know each Monday there is at least one author, blogger, researcher, or artist who is highlighted for their work. This is a combination of August and September because the month has had fewer highlights due to unexpected travel. That said there will no longer be Monday Announcements but rather Monday Reviews from past weeks works along with highlights of the week and any additional announcements. So please take a look at the highlighted thinkers and artists whose work is changing the world for the better.

Highlights

Kari Lynn Kurz

Blog: Porch and Dove

  • See Article: Biblical Lenses for Racism
    • Excerpt: “The horrific murder of George Floyd on May 25 sent America reeling. Opinions on racism, prejudice and justice have flooded our social media feeds and news outlets. Many see this tragedy as yet another instance of racism and oppression, but others insist that the statistics on police brutality and crime debunk that this event is connected to a larger problem.”
  • About: Kari Kurz is a freelance writer, thinker, and Christian speaker including the 2020 conference, GirlDefined. Kari works with young women and girls in finding truth in a world of confusion. She is a skilled communicator, planner, and researcher.
  • Degree: B.A. English Language

Prof. Kaleb ‘Kal’ Demerew

  • Featured: The Abstract Elephant Magazine
    • Article: Africa’s Socialist Legacies: Why Americans Should be Wary of ‘Revolutionaries’
    • Excerpt: “Increasing political polarization, rioting, and socialist ideals are becoming the norm for American society, but is this really what we want? While the ideals of socialism can sound appealing to younger generations, it is important to understand socialism in practice and its real-life blowback by studying examples of socialism in other countries.”
  • About: Adjunct at Concordia University School of Business and Communication; Specialist in International and Comparative Politics; Ph.D student at USF School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

Grant Mitchell

  • Blog: MillennialOT
    • Article: Defining Mental Health, Purpose. and the Meaning of Life
    • Excerpt: “Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness? Have you ever met anyone diagnosed with a mental illness? In America, it would be quite difficult to not know someone diagnosed with a mental illness.”
    • About: (MOT/ OTR/L) (Licensed Specialist in Occupational Therapy)
    • Note: Grant and I will be doing a future cross dialogue on the questions concerning Health, Purpose, and the Meaning of Life.

Katherine Holmes

Occupation: Artist/Painter

Site: https://www.katherineholmesart.com/

Facebook Page: Katherine Holmes Art

Special Note: Her work is brilliant as it is transcendent. Holmes art is an aesthetic expression of MereBeautyInTruth. Using largely Christian imagery including an entire series on her interpretation of the Lectio Divinaan ancient traditional christian practice of prayerful scriptural study, Katherine transforms scripture into beautiful translations of artistic expression. Please consider supporting this artist by commissioning her work. – Edward Kyle Richey

About: Katherine Holmes grew up in Ft Worth, Texas and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree.

A passionate painter, she interned in Cardiff, Wales using art workshops as a way to connect with the homeless and socially isolated. After two years of working alongside this people group, she returned to Corpus Christi, Texas and became an artist with K Space Studios. She worked as a fine artist and mural assistant with the gallery before returning to Cardiff to begin a Masters in Art Psychotherapy in 2017.

Alongside her masters, she is currently an artist with the Share a Life project, spending the last two years leading art workshops in homeless hostels, interviewing clients, and painting their portraits. These paintings have become a travelling exhibition that is constantly evolving as new portraits are produced. This project is set to finalize in spring 2021.

Katherine is currently a member of The Sustainable Studios in Cardiff, and uses the studios to develop her own art as well as creating custom portraits for a variety of clients.

Monday Announcements

(August 31, 2020)

Today marks the last Monday of August 2020, only three months until the November elections and four months until the year of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, and double hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico comes to an end. What awaits next year will be a continuation of present distress. New Years Eve will not be a time of celebration but angst as millions of Americans ponder their future and the future of the nation. But take heed.

Here at Truth In Focus we strive for open and honest content without fear and anger driving the information provided. Being a Christian and Primitive Conservative, I seek to provide content beyond the political divides into points of principle which must begin and end with the Truth as best as possible. It benefits no one if the truth goes ignored or is distorted. I hope you will find the content here informative, helpful, enlightening, inspiring, and considerate.

For this week the content will be light as finishing preparations are underway for projects soon to be announced. So though the content will be limited this week, the upcoming content for months and years to come are going to be rich in more articles along with lectures, interviews, and analysis in a spectrum of areas.

May God Bless You. Stay Safe. And Keep Striving To Do Good.

Upcoming

Tue, Sept 1 – Welcome to The Party: Political Parties By Race

Type: Historical/Analysis

Description: Minorities are on the rise but the division by race is a telling tale about the future of the DNC and RNC.

Wed, Sept 2 – Thy Week, Thus Far

Type: News

Description: A shortlist of the weeks articles, podcasts, or videos that readers and listeners should pay attention to along with a small analysis of the listed newsworthy mentions.

Monday, Sept 7 – Visual Philosophy (September 2020)

Type: Aesthetic/Art Series

Description: Analysis of beauty found in art, architecture, photography, and other mediums through my Philosophy of the Aesthetic: MereBeautyInTruth.

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(This week, in preparation for the next Visual Philosophy, photos will be posted but only one will be analyzed.)

Youtube: AllThingsVeritas

(After much delay I am happy to announce the return of AllThingsVeritas on Youtube! A Biblical Vlog series will be starting in September. Be on the lookout for a special announcement. Please join and like and be ready to learn and grow.)

Highlight

Katherine Holmes

Occupation: Artist/Painter

Site: https://www.katherineholmesart.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherineholmesart/?tn-str=k*F

Special Note: Her work is brilliant as it is transcendent. Holmes art is an aesthetic expression of MereBeautyInTruth. Using largely Christian imagery including an entire series on her interpretation of the Lectio Divina, an ancient traditional christian practice of prayerful scriptural study, Katherine transforms scripture into beautiful translations of artistic expression. Please consider supporting this artist by commissioning her work. – Edward Kyle Richey

About: Katherine Holmes grew up in Ft Worth, Texas and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree.

A passionate painter, she interned in Cardiff, Wales using art workshops as a way to connect with the homeless and socially isolated. After two years of working alongside this people group, she returned to Corpus Christi, Texas and became an artist with K Space Studios. She worked as a fine artist and mural assistant with the gallery before returning to Cardiff to begin a Masters in Art Psychotherapy in 2017.

Alongside her masters, she is currently an artist with the Share a Life project, spending the last two years leading art workshops in homeless hostels, interviewing clients, and painting their portraits. These paintings have become a travelling exhibition that is constantly evolving as new portraits are produced. This project is set to finalize in spring 2021.

Katherine is currently a member of The Sustainable Studios in Cardiff, and uses the studios to develop her own art as well as creating custom portraits for a variety of clients.