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The Human Body in Christian Symbolism

Contrary to prevailing public impression, the human body has been, throughout history, and continues to be today, one of the principal symbols of the sacred.  It is a central point of focus in Christian art, architecture and iconography. Genesis refers to humanity as having been created “in the image and likeness of God.” New Testament […]


The Christian Cross

The cross is one of the earliest and  most widely used Christian symbols. It represents Christianity in general and  the crucifixion in particular. A great variety of crosses has evolved, with leading  examples illustrated here. With the possible exception of the face and figure of Jesus, the cross is the preeminent symbol of Christianity.  For […]


The Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo Paintings from the Sistine Chapel Come with us to Rome. Our image map brings you the painstakingly restored paintings of the Creation and Fall in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere. Under these images Popes are elected.


Birds of the Bible

Birds signify the presence of God, whether in the form of the dove that signaled the presence of the Holy Spirit at the time of Christ’s baptism, the mother eagle that cares for its young, or the sparrow that signifies God’s concern for the most insignificant living things.  Read more ….


Is God a Republican?

Is God a Republican …. or a Democrat? In the US, the name of God is routinely invoked, even in the most partisan contexts, including political rallies at the local level and the national conventions of both parties. The intent seems to be that God will look with favor upon the cause of a particular […]


Re-Imagining Lent

Lent is the period of 40 days leading to Easter. It is one of the “pentitential” seasons. Modern day Christians are not exactly electrified by a season so long or so serious. But for this very reason, a rediscovery of what this season means may be exactly what the doctor ordered. The Science of Repentance […]


Faith Profile Test

Before you know where you’re headed, you need to know where you’ve been. This is true whether you’re traveling to England or toward enlighenment. Try our faith profile test and find out where you are coming from, where you may be going, and what assets of faith and character are taking you there. Take the […]


Alphabet of Affirmations

An Alphabet of Inspirational Bible Verses Searching for a quotation from the Bible for help or inspiration? Try our alphabet of Biblical affirmations. OR … our list of the ten most popular passages from the Bible.


Better Lovers?

Do Christians Make Better Lovers? As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’d all like a little more love in our lives. Young or old, single or married, gay or straight. But is it possible that one’s spiritual life may in fact open a door that leads to a more satisfying love life. I think it can! Here’s […]


The Paradox of Valentine’s Day

It  is a strange holiday indeed that turns our thoughts towards love, and most often,  romantic love, but at the same time bears the name of a Catholic saint and martyr:  Saint Valentine. I can think of nothing that more clearly reflects the  often strained relationship between spirituality and sexuality in Christian faith  and practice, […]