Is It For Me? (An Ecumenical View of the Cross.)

Adoration of the Trinity, Albrecht Durer, 1511, Oil on linden wood, 135X123,4 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna I am always surprised when I find yet another crucifixion painting that calls to me as if to say, “Linger with me a while.” I find that I am attracted to the work long before I understand why; that…

Who at the Door is Standing? Rev 3:20

The Light of the World by Holman Hunt, 1853-54, Oil on Canvas, 125 X 60 cm, Keble College Oxford,  Image from Web Gallery of Art. While this is a new discovery for me, Holman Hunt’s great painting “The Light of the World” has been a Christian favorite and a great source of evangelism for years. I am charmed…

Just a Little Talk with Jesus

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (1654-55) painted by Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) Oil on canvas (160 X 142 cm.) National Gallery of Scotland, Image Courtesy of Web Gallery of Art. This is the story featured in Luke 10: 38-42. Vermeer places this scene in a simple setting with Mary positioned lower and bare…