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The Faces of God

Today’s topic is faces. Faces of God, faces of Emperor. The texts are Exodus 33:12-23 (Moses asks to see the Lord, or the Lord’s glory; YHWH concedes); Matthew 22:15-22 (Render unto Caesar). As you might imagine, depictions of God in art tend toward the old man in the clouds imagery, like this one, God the Father, …

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The Golden Calf

One of today’s lectionary readings is Exodus 32:1-14, the Golden Calf. And by golly do I EVER I have some relevant art to share for this scripture! This piece is by artist Damien Hirst. It is a bull. An ACTUAL bull. Its hooves and horns are dipped in 18-carat gold, and it is wearing the …

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