Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Essence of Christianity

Sam tagged me with: "To list an artwork, drama, piece of music, novel, and poem that you think each express something of the essence of Christianity and for each one explain why. Then tag five other people."

Artwork - Hospitality of Abraham by Andrei Rublev.
A painting that explores the very nature of God as triune and his desire to invite us to 'share in the divine nature'.

Drama - The Dark Knight
Dark to light, chaos to order, numbness to grief, despair to hope.

Music - Under Pressure by Queen
It is a song that challenges us to love and our understanding of love. I think this is at the heart of the Gospel.

Novel - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
A book about mission, pain, redemption, love and grace. Some of it's understanding of God is suspect, but then that is true for every one of us.

Poem - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
I know this may seem an odd one because their seems to be no redemption. But the more I read it the more I see the reality of the human condition that Scripture is not scared to speak about.

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