Christ of st john of the cross

The Christ of St John of the Cross

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.    Philippians 2:8 By far the most popular of all Dali’s religious works is without a doubt his ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’, whose figure dominates the Bay of Port Lligat. The painting was... Read More


Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.  Romans 14:1  Faith  Since all that is was ever bound to be; Since grim, eternal laws our Being bind; And both the riddle and the answer find, And both the carnage and the calm decree; Since plain within the Book of Destiny Is written... Read More

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The Creation of Adam

 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.                                                  Genesis 1.27   The Creation of Adam - Michaelangelo, c. 1508-1512CE God is depicted as an elderly white-bearded man wrapped in a swirling cloak while Adam,... Read More

To Everything There Is A Season

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;  a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;  a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a... Read More

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Art from Unexpected Materials

See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; he has filled him with divine spirit,with skill, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, in every... Read More

Language of Lament III

Let me hear joy and gladness;    let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.                                                      Psalm 51.8 Lament is concerned with loss. Loss of innocence. Loss of the past. Loss of love. The loss that is at the heart of grieving and death. In an age of ‘positive thinking’ and,... Read More

Language of Lament II

O Lord, open my lips,    and my mouth will declare your praise.  For you have no delight in sacrifice;    if I were to give a burnt-offering, you would not be pleased.  The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.                                 ... Read More

Language of Lament I

Have mercy on me, O God,    according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin.                                   Psalm 51.1,2 One of the failures of the Church has been to reduce the meaning of ‘sin’... Read More

Edknippers christ in the wilderness oil on panel

Art which challenges

At once the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness, and He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him. Mark 1.12, 13 Ed Knippers has been painting nudes on Scriptural themes since the 1970s - allowing the unexpected, and sometimes disturbing,... Read More

Splintered Messiah

He was despised and rejected by others;    a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces    he was despised, and we held him of no account.  Surely he has borne our infirmities    and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken,    struck down by God, and... Read More