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A Different Side of Jesus

“What is matter? Will it last forever?” The Teacher answered, “All that is born, all that is created, all the elements of nature are interwoven and united with each other. All that is composed shall be decomposed; everything returns to … Continue reading

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Myrrh: From Birth to Death and Everything In-Between

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. [Matthew 2:11, NRSV] When most people … Continue reading

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Jesus and His Wand in Christian Art

While in seminary, I took a wonderful class in Christian art and architecture.  One of the most interesting things I learned is that early Christians thought it was idolatrous to depict physical images of Jesus in their art.  Therefore, they … Continue reading

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