Tag Archives: Martin Luther

December 05

Give Us This Day…

This painting is called “The Zemstvo Dines,” and was painted in 1872 by a Russian artist named Myasoedov Grigory Grigorievich. “What the heck is zemstvo?” you ask. It was a type of local government set up during post-reform Russia of the 1860s. It was meant to provide a common voice for all citizens, but it didn’t quite […]

June 08

Holy Imagery

I first saw this painting by Lucas Cranach (circa 1529) when I went to the Luther exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis a couple of years ago. Luther found that because of the Protestant Reformation, people had to be educated on the difference between law and grace. This painting, entitled “The Law […]

July 04

Being Free

Happy Fourth of July! Today we celebrate our freedom and are grateful for those who fought both physically and intellectually to secure that freedom. We have a good idea of what it means to be free as a nation, but what about freedom as an individual? Janis Joplin said that freedom is just another word for nothing […]