Lent. Otherwise known quite often in my mind as six weeks without soda–or something like that. Oh, it starts off well enough. The first few days I’m really into it. … Continue reading The Lent Trap
The season of Advent is directly related to the season of Christmas, but it is not Christmas. Christmas itself begins Christmas Day and lasts for twelve days, followed by the also-related … Continue reading Advent is Not Christmas
On Good Friday, one man knew Jesus was a king: the condemned thief dying right beside him. Jesus was mocked by Romans, rejected by Jews, and abandoned by his own disciples that day. But for a man at the end of his rope, the only hope was in Jesus being the king he claimed to be.
We long for a restoration like this in our world. We look around and see so much beauty in the world, but we also know that it isn’t what it could be, what it should be. It is but a shadow of what once was.
It is a fair inference that experiences of earthly beauty awaken a longing for a beauty that is more permanent and transcendent than anything this life can give – a longing for the beauty of God.
Last week, I posted that the lead pastor of my church, Daniel Montgomery, had given his “top five books” (though the last two ended up being persons rather than books) … Continue reading My Top Five Resources on Art and the Church
I grew up in the North Georgia mountains, in the rolling, rural heart of the Deep South, and thus was thoroughly aware of Christianity from a very early age. The … Continue reading My Testimony
(This review is abridged from a critical analysis submitted for a seminary course.) Peter J. Leithart. A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament. Moscow, ID: Canon … Continue reading Review: A House for My Name
Godawa, Brian. Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009. There seems to be a recent movement within the Protestant community to finally start talking … Continue reading Review: Word Pictures
(This paper was originally written for the seminary course Biblical Theology of Worship in Spring 2009) THE GOSPEL IN IMAGES: REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGERY AND WORSHIP by Jacob A. Davis Introduction Throughout … Continue reading The Gospel in Images: Representational Imagery and Worship
From the very first passage of the Scriptures, we see God as a creative being; indeed, he shows himself to be the ultimate creative being. We behold him establish the whole created order, including mankind itself. He then lays before us an astounding pronouncement…
On this day in 1886, Swiss Protestant theologian Karl Barth was born, a man who would be known as the most important Christian theologian of the 20th Century and the … Continue reading In Honor of Barth’s Birthday: Grünewald and Mozart