Thursday, September 07, 2006


I've updated the post "New Icon." It now includes a prayer to be used in meditation of this icon. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PRAYER TO THE ICON!
I thought it would be good to illustrate a way in which the use of artwork, especially iconography, can be beneficial in Lutheran devotional life.

Also, always consider art in your churches. There will be times when, as hard as it may be to believe, the pastor will have a boring, or even bad sermon. It is at these times godly and scriptural art can redirect the sinful man to focus on Christ, the Word made flesh. If you see something in your church that you don't understand, ask someone about it! This includes all vestments, paraments, banners, symbols and colors on said vestments, paraments and banners, and even bulletin covers and Hymnal covers (the LSB has a beautiful and subtle reminder of Word and Sacrament as well as the mystery of the Trinity!)

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