About - Dog Pond

Dog Pond is an online literary magazine that celebrates the intersection of Christianity and art—by publishing literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art as well as reviews and essays that examine the relationship between art and Christianity.  We’re ecumenical. We affirm the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as vitally important to our lives and our world, and we welcome believers and nonbelievers of all kinds.  Our aim is to foster community and discussion.

 

Why “Dog Pond”? 

In the book Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art, Dog Pond is where Madeleine L’Engle goes to sit and think and take the time simply to be.

Our editorial staff shares with L’Engle the  conviction that faith and art are intricately connected.  We agree with Kafka when he says writing must be an ax “to break the frozen sea within us,” with Faulkner when he calls for writers to take up “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself,”  and with Flannery O’Connor when she says that the Christian writer, “in so far as he has the mind of the Church, will feel life from the standpoint of the central Christian mystery: that it has, for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for.”