True Myth Podcast

Hello and welcome to The Witness Cloud: True Myth Podcast Series. This is podcast is a conversation I had with Adam Nettesheim about the publication of my book The Joyful Sound: Reflections on the Life of Christ in Art and Music.  For more conversation by Adam Nettesheim you can like and follow his Facebook page.

Eastertide: A Season of Celebration

Eastertide: A season of celebration A period of several weeks after Easter Sunday, when Christians focus on Christ’s victory over sin and death. A season of joy and singing; gratitude for our blessedness; and dancing, because we know that we have arrived at the celebration of the bridegroom’s coming to the wedding feast. And yet,…

Creating Your Picture of Paradise

Have you ever stopped to envision your picture of Paradise? Since, as Christians, it is our ultimate goal, it might be healthy for our soul…to get a clearer picture of our future home and along the way we might uncover important sign posts of how to create a more heavenly atmosphere around us. I’m not…

Rebirth

French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) painted over 800 paintings during his lifetime. His paintings are filled with beautifully-drawn women from classical literature and familiar Bible stories. Each subject is perfectly fashioned to express an artistic vision for women filled with sentimentality that becomes tangible as they realistically emerge from the canvas. A teacher of women artists,…

A Personal Perspective

When I sat down to write my second book I knew I wanted to feature the Cross, but somehow picking the image that would speak for me was overwhelming. I thought: Who am I to define the cross? Surely there are those who have much more theological training. Why would God want me to write…

Jesus Calls Us to Love Each Other

The prophet Isaiah writes: “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow, and familiar with suffering.” ~ Isaiah 53:3 and the Psalmist David also spoke of his suffering in such a way that we can hear Jesus speaking these words: “You know [O Lord] how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all…

Opening the Eyes of Our Hearts

 I’m ashamed to admit it, but sometimes I can dismiss the suffering of those around me. I can be so driven to get everything on my “to do” list complete that even a complaint from my closest family members can go unnoticed. Then suddenly I will see their suffering. The eyes of my heart will be opened…

Lessons and Carols 2016

For those of you who may not be able to attend a Christmas Eve Service, this blog post is especially for you. These are just a few of my favorite carols and performances that herald the coming of God’s only son Jesus Christ into the world. There is something for everyone. I hope you enjoy:) O…

A Call For Prayer

I am looking forward to another great Advent season of classes at Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday nights starting November 30th at 6:30-7:45 p.m. The downtown historic district of Frederick is full of beautiful churches  that have elegant spires watching over us as we travel through our busy week. These spires proudly contain church bells that harken us to…

Seeing Mary With New Eyes

We are often so fearful of upsetting those around us that it can be difficult to find our courage. And yet I believe God frequently calls us in ways that  require us to lose our spirit of timidity. We admire courage in others. We are even attracted to people who can “throw caution to the wind.” And yet, we become so…