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

“Stilton and Milton (or Literature in the 17th. and 20th. Centuries)” – G.K. Chesterton, from “The Coloured Lands.”

"John Milton, made of Stilton" (2016), by Christian Kjelstrup, The Guardian. It's getting close to the time of year when we eat too much rich food and, like Luther, are subjected to gout-dreams in our wintry captivity. Thus our thoughts turn, with Chesterton, to Milton. Pardon, dear Lady, if this Christmas time,The Convalescent Bard in … Continue reading “Stilton and Milton (or Literature in the 17th. and 20th. Centuries)” – G.K. Chesterton, from “The Coloured Lands.”

Sermon for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, November 19, 2018, Proper 28 – “A Time of Trouble Such as There Never Was” (Daniel 12:1-3, Mark 13:1-13)

Preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia. The Last Judgment from the church at Haukipudas, Finland Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Imagine walking around the Mall and Capitol Hill on a beautiful spring day, the Capitol dome shining bright white in … Continue reading Sermon for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, November 19, 2018, Proper 28 – “A Time of Trouble Such as There Never Was” (Daniel 12:1-3, Mark 13:1-13)