Image: "Green Man" carving on a door pillar of the Kilpeck Church What do we make of this human face spewing thick and leafy branches from its mouth while its wide eyes stare out past us in apparent shock? Visual art and theology scholar Stephen Miller in The Green Man in Medieval England: Christian Shoots … Continue reading Astonishment and New Life: All of Us as the Green Man
Today has been the liturgical anniversary of the execution of Mother Maria of Paris in a gas chamber at the Ravensbrück concentration camp on Holy Saturday 1945. Her remarkable theological insights into motherhood as a basic aspect of the divine image in each of us came to mind vividly for me this year during the … Continue reading Motherhood and Sonship as the Image of God in the Theology of Mother Maria of Paris
Fr. John Behr says in a 2019 lecture that our distinction between the uncreated (the triune God) and the created (all else) is not the primary distinction made within reality by the apostles. The primary distinction in reality assumed by the scriptures and the apostles was between the invisible realm (which includes God as well … Continue reading A Look at Apocalypse: What is Eternal and What Future Creates Us?