Another Year Another year is dawning! Dear Master, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee. Another year of leaning Upon Thy loving breast, Of ever-deepening trustfulness, Of quiet, happy rest. Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace; Another year of gladness In the shining of Thy face. Another year … Continue reading Another Year
While a lot of Christian art you may be familiar with features angels as white and male, Christian art does exist that features angels as black and female. Why not I say. Scripture never describes the skin colour of angels. Nor does it explicitly exclude the possibility of angels appearing in female form. Could the … Continue reading Little Drummer Girl
A long time ago in a manger far, far away ... Star of Jacob
I was delving deeper into the anxious masculinity of white evangelicalism when I came across this comment by Rosemary Radford Reuther: “The oppressive patterns in Christianity towards women and other subjugated people do not come from specific doctrines, but from a patriarchal and hierarchical reading of the system of Christian symbols as a whole. These … Continue reading Christian symbols read as systems of domination and of liberation
In honour of the release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, here is a collection of religiously themed Star Wars fan art. You'll note a lot of the images feature either Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) or Luke Skywalker as a Jesus-like figure, though Yoda, Princess Leia, and C3PO gets their turn … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jesus
This colourful nativity scene is from a Christmas Card by the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM). You can buy them from ccs.org.au.
Everyone is on the naughty list for Calvinist Santa.
Nativity: Birth of Australian Jesus by Reg Mombassa
"I came into the unknown and stayed there unknowing rising beyond all science. I did not know the door but when I found the way, unknowing where I was, I learned enormous things, but what I felt I cannot say, for I remained unknowing, rising beyond all science. It was the perfect realm of holiness … Continue reading A poem by St John of the Cross
In honour of the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, here is some religiously themed Terminator art. I kind of like in a way that some of these images show the myth of redemptive violence (against enemies), that is on full display in the Terminator franchise, conflicts with the Christian understanding of redemption through faithful perseverance … Continue reading Terminator Jesus: Dark Fate
We are called to be united in Christ. We are not called to be united in culture. On the contrary, the book of Revelation looks forward to the best that each and every culture has to offer being brought under the lordship of Christ. There should be no such thing as Christian music styles and … Continue reading Are we dancing to the tune of Jesus?
I despair at Christians who read the Bible in a flat manner. The examples of Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus were never meant to be taken as equivalent moral examples. Abraham was a terrible husband and father, David was a rapist and murderer, and even Moses stuffed up to the point God denied him entry … Continue reading Not always moral examples