The following slideshow features paintings by various Christian artists from various cultures inspired by the story of Jesus being presented at the Temple soon after his birth. The gospel of Luke describes it this way: When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to JerusalemContinue reading “The presentation of Jesus at the Temple”
I have previously suggested that the Christological controversies of the past live on in modern politics, that many right-leaning Christians seem to have Docetic tendencies (emphasizing the divinity of Jesus at times to the neglect of his humanity), whilst many left leaning Christians seem to have Arian tendencies (emphasizing the humanity of Jesus at timesContinue reading “The Jesus of the left and of the right”
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 turnContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jesus”
Nativity: Birth of Australian Jesus by Reg Mombassa
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 perseveranceContinue reading “Terminator Jesus: Dark Fate”
Here is a series of dark images I have come across over the years featuring a Satanic Jesus, whom many of you would know as the Anti-Christ.
Meditation is not as foreign to Christianity as many think. Meditation is mentioned frequently in the book of Psalms for instance, though notably the focus of the psalmists is much more on the who than the how of it, as is typical of Jewish and Christian practice. What follows is a sizeable collection of imagesContinue reading “Visions of a Meditating Jesus”
Well, with it being the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing this week I though it’s an appropriate time to inflict you all with this geek meme: Astronaut Jesus.
It is worth remembering that the Bible presents Jesus as exactly the kind of person that many people who profess to be Christian reject: a refugee child. Jesus’ earliest years were, according to the Gospel of Matthew, spent as a refugee in a foreign land, and then as a displaced person in a village aContinue reading “Jesus was a refugee”
Surprising as it may be for some, there is actually quite a bit of historical evidence for Jesus from non-Christian sources. This is the best kind of evidence as if anything it is biased against Christianity, rather than for it, the writers having no vested interest in proving the historicity of Jesus. Evidence fromContinue reading “Evidence for Christ from non-Christians”