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Resurrection Sunday – 2023

This year’s Holy Week Trilogy is a series of three visions of the crucifixion, each primarily illumined by one of three different ‘light sources.’ Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day’s particular illumination draws out certain aspects of the same, infinitely meaning-filled event—the Crucifixion of the Risen Lord. In the final picture we see the crucified […]

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Matthew 28:9, 10

Matthew 28:9, 10, ‘Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!…Do not be afraid…’ These are the first words the Risen Christ speaks in Matthew’s Gospel (and they are also the words depicted in Greek in today’s image). Significantly, the word translated ‘Greetings’ is actually the imperative form of the word for ‘Rejoice.’ It become an idiom

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Hebrews 9:14

Hebrews 9:14, ‘Christ…through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God…’ This text is primarily about the superiority of Jesus’ death in relation to the sacrifices of the Old Covenant). However, what I’m focusing on in today’s visual exegesis is the absolutely reality-re-shaping implication that is tucked away inside the author’s main argument: Namely,

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Psalm 104:24, 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

Psalm 104:24, 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

  Psalm 104:24, “O YHWH, how manifold are your works, in wisdom you have made them all…” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24, “Christ crucified…[is] the wisdom of God.” The wisdom of God IS Christ crucified. Archetypical wisdom is not merely God the Son abstracted from the man Jesus Christ, rather it is God the Son proclaimed as

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John 1:14

John 1:14

  John 1:14, “The Word became flesh” At the center of the Christian faith is the doctrine of the incarnation, which confesses that the Second Person of the Trinity has taken human nature to Himself, binding humanity to divinity “inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly and inseparably” in perfect union to the Person of God the Son. One

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Zephaniah 3:14-15 + John 19:3

Zephaniah 3:14-15 + John 19:3

Zephaniah 3:14-15 “Rejoice…YHWH has taken away the judgments against you…The King of Israel, YHWH, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil.” The Greek word in this image is the word translated “Rejoice!” in Zephaniah 3. It’s significant because this same word–as well as “king of Israel/Jews” –is used both in Zephaniah and

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