Sermon for Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Matthew 26:17-30)

"Altarpiece of the Holy Sacrament" (1458) by Dieric Bouts (1420-1475). M-Museum, Louvain. Public Domain. Originally preached/written for Emmaus Lutheran Church, Dorsey, Illinois. In the name of Jesus, amen. “Why is this night different from all other nights?”  This is the question often asked by the youngest child at a Jewish Passover Seder meal.  Perhaps you’ve … Continue reading Sermon for Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Matthew 26:17-30)

New Project Worth Watching: The Lutheran And Religious Art Artist Database

Click the image to access the database! My friend, Georgie Dee, has put together an online database for Lutheran and religious artists around the world. If you are involved in making ecclesiastical art, or know someone who is, please add yourself to the database or pass it along to your artist friend. It would be … Continue reading New Project Worth Watching: The Lutheran And Religious Art Artist Database

Face of Ghent Altarpiece’s original Lamb revealed in recent restoration work

The image here is from the article linked below, but the difference here is quite striking. The Van Eyck's original lamb had a much more anthropomorphic face, and thus perhaps pointed more to the nature of the Lamb of Revelation 5 than the more naturalistic, overpainted lamb that we assumed was the original for so … Continue reading Face of Ghent Altarpiece’s original Lamb revealed in recent restoration work

Sermon for the First Sunday after Epiphany, January 12, 2020 (Matthew 3:13-17) – The Baptism of Jesus

"Triptych of Jan Des Trompes" (1505) by Gerard David (ca. 1450-1523). Groeningmuseum. Public Domain. Originally preached at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Herndon, Virginia. Sermon Audio from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. "Jesus' Baptism" (2008) by Richard Buswell, Lynchburg Stained … Continue reading Sermon for the First Sunday after Epiphany, January 12, 2020 (Matthew 3:13-17) – The Baptism of Jesus

Sermon for the First Sunday of Christmas, Series A, December 29, 2019 (Matthew 2:13-23) – “Everything Sad is Going to Come Untrue”

"Massacre of the Innocents" (1565-1567), by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (ca. 1526-1569). Windsor Castle. Public Domain. Originally preached at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Herndon, Virginia. Sermon audio from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Imagine with me, if you … Continue reading Sermon for the First Sunday of Christmas, Series A, December 29, 2019 (Matthew 2:13-23) – “Everything Sad is Going to Come Untrue”