Time and Our Holy Grail Thinking

As the New Year approaches and we consider where we have been and where we hope to be this time next year…. we all will reflect. As I was wondering what to share this week, I stumbled quite unexpectedly into the discovery of these beautiful tapestries, designed by Sir Edward Burn-Jones and executed by William Morris as…

In God’s Hands: The Witness of Pontius Pilate

Ecce Homo, Antonio Ciseri, 1891, Oil on Canvas,292 X 300 cm, Galleria dell’ Arte Moderna, Florence Italy, Image Courtesy WGA. This painting, by Antonia Ciseri, called “Ecce Homo”, or “Behold the Man” is one of many examples of this scene. Usually an “Ecce Homo” painting will be some sort of representation of Jesus as he is…

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…