Art Explained: The Repentant Magdalene

Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) was a French Baroque painter best known for painting religious and genre scenes. Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, La Tour relied on the stark contrasts of light and dark (chiaroscuro). Unlike Caravaggio, who usually placed his source of light outside of the frame, La Tour placed it within, frequently … Continue reading Art Explained: The Repentant Magdalene

The Light of the Resurrection (Mark 15:42-16:8)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. *Originally preached June 6th, 2021* Sermon Audio: The Light of Resurrection (Mark 15:42-16:8) In the final installment of the Lord of the Rings, we read of the humble hobbits, Sam and Frodo, on their journey through the land of shadow, the land … Continue reading The Light of the Resurrection (Mark 15:42-16:8)

The Darkness of Dereliction (Mark 15:33-39)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. *Originally preached May 30th, 2021* Sermon Audio: The Darkness of Dereliction (Mark 15:33-39) What were you afraid of when you were younger? When I was a little kid there was a TV show called Are You Afraid of the Dark? that I was, … Continue reading The Darkness of Dereliction (Mark 15:33-39)

Waiting Through Despair (Psalm 130)

The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. *Originally preached May 16th, 2021* Sermon Audio: Waiting Through Despair (Psalm 130) Let’s begin today with the story of a king, Israel’s first king. In so many ways, Saul seemed like an ideal choice; he fits the bill of many successful … Continue reading Waiting Through Despair (Psalm 130)