Painting & Parable: Christ and the Adulterous Woman

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Christ and the woman taken in adultery, 1565, Oil on panel, 24.1 x 34.4cm. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) is  a mysterious artist with fewer than forty paintings actually  ascribed to him. While he is most often associated with scenes of peasants drinking and fantastical creatures, he has three small grisaille … Continue reading Painting & Parable: Christ and the Adulterous Woman

The guilt of lying

1 The Lord spoke to Moses: 2 "When someone sins and offends the Lord by deceiving his neighbor in regard to a deposit, a security, or a robbery; or defrauds his neighbor; 3 or finds something lost and lies about it; or swears falsely about any of the sinful things a person may do-4 once … Continue reading The guilt of lying

The Atonement of the Scapegoat

Atonement Part of Speech: Noun, mass Meaning: 1. Making up for past misdeeds, transgressions; making amends for an injury or offense. 2. Reconciliation, especially the reconciliation between God and humans. Notes: Today, September 18, 2018, is Yom Kippur, the final day of the Jewish High Holidays (literally, the Days of Awe), and part of the … Continue reading The Atonement of the Scapegoat