MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ’

What C.S. Lewis meant

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

A clear and compelling essay by Joseph Schriftman on the nature of miracles, as defined by C.S. Lewis, one of the great Christian writers and thinkers of our time.

Schriftman writes: “Thus C. S. Lewis wrote Miracles, where he presses the question about the reliability of the Gospels to an even more essential question: ‘Can the events told in the Gospels – including their miracles and predictive prophecies – happen at all, or are they absolutely impossible?’ ” The entire essay is here.

Treasures of the church

Friday, September 19th, 2008

A rare exhibit of Vatican art and artifacts opens this month in St. Paul, Minn., featuring one of the oldest representations of the face of Jesus Christ. The story is here.

Jesus was apolitical

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In these highly politicized days (and years), it’s important to keep the life of Jesus Christ in its appropriate context, and not hijack his life or teaching for political ends — Republican or Democrat. Louis Moore, a well-known and well-regarded religious journalist in Houston, writes about this topic with grace and insight on his blog.

“So often we Christians try to re-shape Jesus into our image, like the Medieval artists who fashioned the famous artwork that makes Jesus and His disciples look like Venice merchant,” Moore writes, “in Medieval attire, complete with Medieval hairstyles, Medieval clothing, and so forth. American Christian leaders from both the left and the right have become adept at this same slight of hand. Each wants to re-make Jesus to match his or her own personal political preference.

“Who would Jesus have voted for in the presidential primaries just ended? No one, because he would have found registering as either a Democrat or a Republic—a prerequisite for voting in many primaries—to be difficult.”
You can read the entire post at his blog.