Posts Tagged ‘Isaiah’

            The interpretation of the 1961 movie, Splendor in the Grass, as an outright condemnation of the repressive sexual mores of 1920’s small-town America is simplistic.  The film presents a nuanced view of sexual passion as a force that cannot be healthily denied, but that also is so powerful that it can be destructive (Spoiler alerts).   Read the rest of this entry »

            One of the challenges of a Christian aesthetic or theology of beauty is the cross of Christ.  Hymns, paintings and sculptures have its beauty as their subject.  Crosses are some of the most beautiful jewelry in the world, but how can such a brutal event as the crucifixion of Jesus be seen as beautiful?  Read the rest of this entry »

            God’s word is meant to rebuke and correct (2 Timothy 3:16).  It is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword and can lay bare our sinful thoughts and intentions (Hebrews 4:12-13).  Nevertheless, I was struck by a biblical passage that shows God’s word often works in a different way. Read the rest of this entry »

            Yesterday, the day before my birthday, my mom’s dog died.  Read the rest of this entry »