One of the purposes of art is to make the gospel live for the people in the artist’s time. Caravaggio accomplished this for his generation, and John Granville Gregory did the same almost 400 years later. Borrowing Caravaggio’s composition of The Incredulity of Thomas, Gregory updated the characters to look like a group of young men you might see hanging out at a sports bar. Continue reading Still Doubting: Some thoughts on Doubting Thomas
In every other painting of the crucifixion, Jesus is the focal point with the crowd looking at him. To the best of my knowledge, Tissot is the only one who has ever painted the crucifixion from Jesus’ perspective. Although Jesus is still at the center, we can only perceive him through the eyes and body language of those gathered around him. Continue reading Four Paintings of the Crucifixion, #5 (bonus painting)
Crucifixion – Pierre Paul Prud’hon, 1822 Background. Painted after the death of his student and lover, Constance Mayer, Prud’hon captures … Continue reading Four Paintings of the Crucifixion, #2
“Some Children See Him,” is one of my favorite Christmas carols. Its gentle melody and simple words invite us to … Continue reading Some Children See Him: A Christmas Carol
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last … Continue reading The Radiance of Gods Glory: a Meditation for Christmas Day.
This is the season of Advent, a time to prepare for the coming of Christ. Over the next few posts I … Continue reading The Vulnerability of Mary: a meditation on the Cestello Annunciation
From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it … Continue reading To Touch the Face of Jesus