The Art of Paying Attention

To take a good picture in the past, you needed to own an expensive camera. And know how to focus it properly. And process your photos at...

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. Let's not diminish that statement by saying that all lives matter. Of course they do. But most white moms and dads...

Lenten Journey with Art #11

Jan van Eyck, The Adoration of the Lamb, 1432 Commonly referred to as The Adoration of the Lamb, this is the central panel—the largest of...

Lenten Journey with Art #10

Unknown, Anastasis, c. 1310 “He descended into hell.” It is a phrase from the Apostle’s Creed to which many of us probably haven’t given...

Lenten Journey with Art #9

James Tissot, What Our Lord Saw from the Cross, 1894 The crucifixion is one of the most oft-represented events in Christian art, and few...

Lenten Journey with Art #8

Fra Angelico, Noli Me Tangere, c. 1440 The cross and the empty tomb. These are the two key events around which the Christian message...

Lenten Journey with Art #7

Francisco de Zurburan, Agnus Dei, c. 1635-40 How it must have shocked and puzzled the followers of John the Baptist when, seeing Jesus...

Lenten Journey with Art #6

Piero della Francesco, The Resurrection, c. 1463 In this striking image from Renaissance master Piero della Francesco, Christ strides...

Lenten Journey with Art #5

Titian, Christ On the Cross and the Good Thief, c. 1566 The KJV translation tells us that Christ was crucified between two “thieves,”...

Lenten Journey with Art #4

Jacobo Tintoretto, The Crucifixion, 1565 I’ll not soon forget the day I first saw this painting in all its powerful glory. I was in...

Lenten Journey with Art #3

Masaccio, The Holy Trinity, c. 1426 Masaccio’s fresco of the crucifixion was created for the Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence,...

Lenten Journey with Art #2

Michelangelo Caravaggio, The Incredulity of St. Thomas, c. 1601 Thomas, in the days following the resurrection of Christ, expressed his...

Lenten Journey with Art #1

I’ve created a twelve part series of Lenten meditations based upon classic pieces of art. The first is below. If you are interested in...

Praying With the Saints

It always sends a chill down my spine when I join the congregation in singing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” This hymn assures me of a...

The God Who "Troubles" Our Lives

The Annunciation, the name given to the moment when an angel appeared to Mary to announce the birth of the Savior is one of the most...

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