Film Discussion: The Nativity (Israel)

“The Nativity” (2006) is a perfect Christmas film for the whole family. It is an intimate look at the journey of this historical family from Nazareth to Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth. In an authentic biblical scenario, it incorporates themes of hope, faith, love and commitment as well as historical insight that is both biblical and political.

Art for Christmas! Happy Birthday, Jesus! (Honthorst)

Christmas. How to select ONE single piece of art to represent Christmas from countless paintings in different styles of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world? I selected a simple one of the holy family; no shepherds, no magi, no fancy trappings to clutter up the scene by an artist whose work lights up the event!

A Dome. . . A Birthday. . . A Trip to Israel

Jerusalem’s “Dome on the Rock” on Temple Mount, sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims, is iconic for the Old City. My last trip to Jerusalem also commemorates my most memorable birthday!

Art for Easter: The Resurrection of Christ (Grunewald)

On this unusual Easter 2020 when gatherings are non-existent, let’s reflect in why we celebrate: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This alone sets Christianity apart from other religions and gives us hope. For me, this painting stands apart in portraying the power and might of the event and the glory of the risen Savior!