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Art of the Gospels, Part 8: Jesus’ Ministry in Judea

Jesus and the Gospel writers use metaphorical images throughout the narratives of his life. John opens with the comparison of Jesus to language, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 7: Jesus’ Ministry Around Galilee

Jesus had defied physics before, commanding the storm to calm a few episodes back. Two events in this section of Jesus’ ministry should make for great paintings, but I could not find any in the books I have for Rome: … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 6, Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee

Jesus expanded his region of teaching to other towns around Galilee.  As he traveled from place to place, teaching at the local temples, he began to accumulate followers.  They brought other people to hear him teach and be healed of … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 5, Jesus Begins his Ministry

John’s baptism of Jesus is considered the formal beginning of Jesus’ ministry. This event declared Jesus’ connection with God, his purity, and foreshadows his burial and resurrection. These symbols of baptism are carried out in many churches today.  

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Art of the Gospels: Part 4, John the Baptist

Representations of John the Baptist range from solitary figures, to evangelism, to baptisms. He did not conform to social standards with his hair-shirt and prepare-the-way message. Artists like someone who stands out.  Most paintings and sculptures of John the  Baptist … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: An Irish Christmas Revels

We have been celebrating the winter solstice for nearly two decades by attending the Washington Revel’s annual Christmas Revels productions. These are a conglomeration of traditional, familiar, and novel choral songs. Each year the production features a place, culture, or … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 3, Birth & Early Years

Okay, Scrapbookers, time for baby pictures. Of course, now-a-days we have sonograms and birthing selfies on our cell phones. Yuck. I’m glad that God commissioned something with more compositional value.  This tondo (Italina for round painting), attributed to Jacopo del … Continue reading

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