Law and Grace (Painting)
This issue’s woodcut is an imitation of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s 1529 painting, “Law and Grace”
Things Can Get Lost in Translation (Painting)
We are not allowed to imagine the woman’s sin or judge the menacing crowd. Instead, we are forced to confront our own sin, and the merciful face of our Savior.
Christ as the Man of Sorrows (Painting)
Christ is risen, and we preach Christ crucified (1 Cor. 1:23). His body is glorious, but it is glorious precisely because this is the body that suffered and died for us.
The message is dramatic. We find the Kingdom of Heaven not in leaving the world behind, not in mystical experience, not in the intercession of saints, but in our local congregation.
“The Ambassadors” (Painting)
But this little hymn book, tucked on a bottom shelf between two wealthy and respected men whom nobody remembers—this little hymn book changed the world, and the Church continues to sing hymns from it to this day.
Christ Blessing the Children
The grace of Christ defies human wisdom and the self-trust that comes so easily to adults. When confused and at a loss, the best course of action is to listen reverently to Jesus and believe what He says.