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Touching the wounds of African Americans

Over at God’s Politics, Elise Scott writes how we should bear our wounds openly and invite others to touch them. Our African American brothers and sisters have done this, are doing this. May we have the courage to reach out … Continue reading

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“These Things Did Thomas Count as Real” by Thomas H. Troeger (1983)

“These things did Thomas count as real: The warmth of blood, the chill of steel, The grain of wood, the heft of stone, The last frail twitch of flesh and bone. The vision of his skeptic mind Was keen enough … Continue reading

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What Makes Jesus Happy?, Part 1: Revealing Himself to Us

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an art exhibition called “Jesus Laughing.” It’s made up of 60 paintings, drawings, and papercuts from sixteen different countries. The purpose of the project, according to one of its organizers, Sir Maxwell Macleod, … Continue reading

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Jesus Invites Us to Touch, See, and Know

One of my favorite narrative paintings of Jesus is Caravaggio’s St. Thomas Putting His Finger on Christ’s Wound (1603). I like it not just because of its display of technical skill but because of its theological message. To me this … Continue reading

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