The Sordid Calvinist History of Destroying Art

We don’t see icons too often in Western Christian churches. The use of icons in worship is something that our Protestant churches lost in the split from the Catholic church – although “lost” might be the wrong word for it. To say you lost something implies a sort of passivity. But the lack of icons in Protestant churches was quite purposeful.

Do you want to be healed?

Happy Sunday! We are starting a new series here at Limen Place: Sunday Scripture Art Today’s scripture is John 5:1-18, in which Jesus heals a paralytic at Bethesda…or does he? There are varying interpretations of this passage, and to illustrate this, I have found two very different paintings of the story, that leave the viewer …

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The Feeding of the 5,000

One thing I love about Jesus is his focus on food. His first miracle was to save a wedding party from the perils of having to drink water, by turning it into wine instead. The only miracle story in all four gospels is the feeding of the 5,000, in which Jesus creates a feast for a large crowd.

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