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▪The Language of Colour

It is fascinating to think that, from the Renaissance well into the late nineteenth century, there was a definite ‘language’ to pictures.  The presence of animals, domestic objects, flowers and so on would carry powerful implications about the meaning of a picture, as would even the positioning of a scene. 408 more words

Art History

The Dying Requests of Peter and Paul--Teach the Scripture

The dying request of a man says a lot about what he finds important.  In 1930, lawyer T.M. Zink made the request that his $300,000 fortune be given to a “no women allowed” club because, as his will stated, “My intense hatred of women is … the result of my experiences with women, observations of them and study of all literatures and philosophical works.” More recently in the 1990s, 1,503 more words

Christianity

St. Peter's Speech at Solomon's Portico

From The Book of Acts:

While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s Portico, utterly astonished.   374 more words

Jesus Christ

He came and prayed

Acts 9:32-43

There is an old saying that bears much truth: “When the phone rings at 2:00 a.m. it is usually bad news.” For most people, such an hour is meant for sleeping. 181 more words

Faith

Pope Benedict XVI: '“Rock,”... is the expression of elemental passions'

“On the one hand, there is pop music, which is certainly no longer supported by the people in the ancient senses (populous). It’s aimed at the phenomenon of the masses, is industrially produced, and ultimately has to be described as a cult of the banal. 222 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

St. Peter the Flaky and other Water-Walkers

By: Jana Greene

A popular Christian culture adage is: “If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.”

I’m not sure the un-churched among us get the reference. 960 more words

Spiritual