Imagining Jesus as High Priest

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.” (Hebrews 3:1) The motif of Jesus as high priest is common enough in Christian theology but not so common in Christian art. In looking for images that could fire theContinue reading “Imagining Jesus as High Priest”

Christian Art: Jesus Risen and Ascended

Here’s my lastest Christian art find: “He Is Risen” – Carol Manasse, 2005. Carol writes: “This painting portrays the crucified, risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. The lower third depicts the captive souls snatched from the flames per Ephesians 4:8. The upper third portrays the ascended Christ per the vision of the Apostle John inContinue reading “Christian Art: Jesus Risen and Ascended”

Ascension and Ascended Masters

One of the shifts that has been interesting to observe over the last decade has been the morphing of “New Age” millennialism into “Ascension” spirituality. As the millennium came and went without a Nuclear holocaust (but with the emergence of franchised terrorism instead) and as the post-modern paradigm shift washed over us without worldwide religiousContinue reading “Ascension and Ascended Masters”