Who saw the handwriting on the wall?

Our adult Bible-study class has been studying Daniel 5 (Belshazzar and the handwriting on the wall incident) the last couple of weeks. It’s a good study that leads to several topics: the authority of God, the relationship between religion and politics, holiness, pride, humility, and judgment to name several.

While studying the first half of the chapter a new thought occurred to me. Perhaps you have had the same thought…perhaps not. The thought concerned the actual handwriting incident.

Through the years I have seen several illustrations… Continue reading

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Art? – JAM

What is art today? A few years ago the University of Illinois at Chicago displayed paintings by Douglas Van Dyke that were clearly anti-Christian. One depicted Mary, the mother of Jesus, seated on a toilet seat, urinating on consecrated communion hosts. Another depicted the pope as a devil or jester; priests murdering people with axes; and a crucifixion scene in which Jesus had the head of a pig. James Overlock, director of campus auxiliary services defended it: “If we cannot show this, we are not a university.” When that which is sacred and holy is held in such contempt and blasphemy, it is time for Christians to protest long and loud. This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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