The Return of the Prodigal

This painting by Rembrandt is described by art historian¬†Kenneth Clark¬†as “a picture which those who have seen the original in Leningrad may be forgiven for claiming as the greatest picture ever painted”. If you look closely at the Father’s two hands...

I See His Blood Upon The Rose

I see his blood upon the rose And in the stars the glory of his eyes, His body gleams amid eternal snows, His tears fall from the skies.I see his face in every flower: The thunder and the singing of the birds Are but his voice – and carven by his power Rocks are...

Why Obey Some Laws and Not Others?

Why do I (try to) obey the Bible’s command not to lie, yet feel comfortable ignoring commands instructing me to sacrifice certain animals or to not cut my hair or trim my beard? This seeming contradiction leads some to write off all of the Bible’s...