columns

A Thousand Words

—Mary Elizabeth Podles

on works of Christian art

31.4 — July/August 2018

Rachel Ruysch's Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase

31.3 — May/June 2018

The Beekeepers

31.2 — March/April 2018

The Votive Crown of King Recceswinth

31.1 — January/February 2018

Leonardo's Madonna and Child with Saint Anne

30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

Titian's The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea

30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah by by Carlo Dolci

30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Johannes Vermeer's A Woman Holding a Balance

30.3 — May/June 2017

St. Luke the Evangelist

30.2 — March/April 2017

The Transfiguration by Theophanes the Greek

30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

El Greco's St. Joseph and the Child Jesus

29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

Andrei Rublev's The Nativity

29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

The Adoration of the Lamb, The Ghent Altarpiece, Part III
by Hubert & Jan van Eyck

29.4 — July/August 2016

The Ghent Altarpiece, Part II

29.3 — May/June 2016

Hubert and Jan van Eyck's
The Ghent Altarpiece

29.2 — March/April 2016

Ara Pacis Augustae

29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

Apse Mosaic Church of Sant'Apollinare in Classe

28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

The Portinari Altarpiece
by Hugo van der Goes

28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Madonna di Ca' Pesaro by Titian

28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Anastasis

28.3 — May/June 2015

Portico de la Gloria by Master Mateo

28.2 — March/April 2015

The Risen Christ

28.1 — January/February 2015

Crucifix by José Aragón

27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

The School of Athens

27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

La Disputa, Raffaello Sanzio

27.4 — July/August 2014

The Blessing Christ

27.3 — May/June 2014

As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young
by Jan Steen

27.2 — March/April 2014

Ecce Homo by Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

The Feast in the House of Levi
by Paolo Caliari (Veronese)

26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

Rembrandt van Rijn's Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul

26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

Raffaello Sanzio's The Sistine Madonna

26.4 — July/August 2013

Jan van Eyck's The Madonna in a Church

26.3 — May/June 2013

The Burial of the Count of Orgaz

26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

Poussin's The Holy Family on the Steps

26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

Andrei Rublev's The Trinity

25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

Raphael's Alba Madonna

25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

Albrecht Dürer's Noli Me Tangere

25.4 — July/August 2012

Albrecht Durer's Vision of the Seven Candlesticks

25.3 — May/June 2012

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

25.2 — March/April 2012

Barocci's Annunciation

25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

Rembrandt & the Speaking Image of Christ

As It Is Written . . .

—Patrick Henry Reardon

on the bible and theology

31.4 — July/August 2018

Transforming Faith

31.3 — May/June 2018

Without a Prophet

31.2 — March/April 2018

Ashibag Unscripted

31.1 — January/February 2018

The World of Paul's Mind

30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

Tempted from Above

30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Book of the People

30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Dark Passages of the Bible

30.3 — May/June 2017

Who, Me?

30.2 — March/April 2017

Pharaoh's Darkness

30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

Those Midwives

29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

Haman's Fall

29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

His Gift of Life

29.4 — July/August 2016

The Christian Sh'ma

29.3 — May/June 2016

The Light in the Darkness

29.2 — March/April 2016

The Paschal Lamb of God

29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

David's Lament

28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

King David & the Amalekite

28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Philosopher-King

28.4 — July/Aug 2015

The Eternal Son

28.3 — May/June 2015

Lord of Heaven & Earth

28.2 — March/April 2015

Jesus Now Glorified

28.1 — January/February 2015

Two Moral Worlds

27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

A Refused Glory

27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Vineyard of the Son

27.4 — July/August 2014

The Stars of Abraham

27.3 — May/June 2014

The Essential Ascension

27.2 — March/April 2014

The Paschal Comedy

27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

Esther & Joseph

26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

The Many Storied Prophets

26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

Peter, Apostle

26.4 — July/August 2013

Amos into Scripture

26.3 — May/June 2013

Paul's Apology

26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

The Gospel of Isaiah

26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

The Reader of Hearts

25.6 — Nov/Dec 2012

The Lover of Mankind

25.5 — Sept/Oct 2012

The New Healing

25.4 — July/August 2012

Early Education

25.3 — May/June 2012

The Victorious Procession of Christ

25.2 — March/April 2012

Theology & the Mind of Christ

25.1 — Jan/Feb 2012

God's Word & Me

24.6 — Nov/Dec 2011

Sinners All

24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

Fullness of Faith

24.4 — July/August 2011

The Man of Prayer

24.3 — May/June 2011

From the Cross

24.2 — March/April 2011

Balaam & Balak

24.1 — January/February 2011

David's Reliance

23.6 — November/December 2010

Trial by Desert

23.5 — September/October 2010

Royal Enigma

23.4 — July/August 2010

Conversational Revelation

23.3 — May/June 2010

Samuel’s Place

23.2 — March/April 2010

Framers of the Gospel

23.1 — January/February 2010

Unfair Warfare

22.8 — November/December 2009

Born One of Us

22.7 — September/October 2009

Defense & Offense

22.6 — July/August 2009

The Gospel Apocalypse

22.5 — June 2009

The Temple & the World

22.4 — May 2009

Abraham & God’s Power

22.3 — April 2009

The Wife of Pilate

22.2 — March 2009

Father Joseph

22.1 — January/February 2009

The Prophet & the Sage

21.10 — December 2008

The Daughter of Abraham

21.9 — November 2008

The Gospels & History

21.8 — October 2008

Haran Junction

21.7 — September 2008

Merciful Propositions

21.6 — July/August 2008

Peter & the Fall

21.5 — June 2008

The Choirmaster

21.4 — May 2008

Timothy Middleman

21.3 — April 2008

The Truth Who Lives

21.2 — March 2008

Isaiah’s Good Friday

21.1 — January/February 2008

Highest Noon

20.10 — December 2007

Matthew's Portrait

20.9 — November 2007

A Royal Fool

20.8 — October 2007

The Worldling

20.7 — September 2007

Calvary Temple

20.6 — July/August 2007

Gog Rising

20.4 — May 2007

Two Ladies at Odds

20.3 — April 2007

The Irreplaceables

20.2 — March 2007

Home Bible School

20.1 — January/February 2007

Temple Lights

19.10 — December 2006

Signs of Love

19.9 — November 2006

Handling the Holy

19.8 — October 2006

Scroll Food

19.7 — September 2006

Exodus in Genesis

19.6 — July/August 2006

Like a Rock

19.5 — June 2006

Cross Central

19.4 — May 2006

The Sacred Name

19.3 — April 2006

John & the Agony

19.2 — March 2006

Water Rescue

19.1 — January/February 2006

We & Us

18.10 — December 2005

Creation & Christ

18.9 — November 2005

War & Poetry

18.8 — October 2005

Dogmatic Love

18.7 — September 2005

Haman's End

18.6 — July/August 2005

Tychicus of Asia

18.5 — June 2005

Athaliah's Motives

18.4 — May 2005

Anthropology & the Incarnation

18.3 — April 2005

The Resurrection Accounts

18.2 — March 2005

Thinking in Threes

18.1 — January/February 2005

Abimelech in Love

17.10 — December 2004

The Heart’s Guarantee

17.9 — November 2004

Egypt & Israel

17.8 — October 2004

Esther & the Hidden God

17.7 — September 2004

The Newborn Moses

14.1 — January/February 2001

Let Your Face Shine Upon Us

14.2 — March 2001

Nathan’s Godly Narrative

14.3 — April 2001

Peter at the Charcoal Fire

14.4 — May 2001

Andrew, the First-Called

14.5 — June 2001

Abner’s Tough Decision

14.6 — July/August 2001

Enoch Walked with God

14.7 — September 2001

Moses on the Mountain

14.8 — October 2001

The Cities of Refuge

15.3 — April 2002

The Silence of Zachary

15.4 — May 2002

The Tragedy of Jephthah

15.6 — July/August 2002

“The Man, Jesus Christ ,”

15.7 — September 2002

The Sign of Jonah

15.8 — October 2002

Judah & His Brothers

15.10 — December 2002

Most Excellent Theophilus

15.9 — November 2002

The Widow in the Temple

17.6 — July/August 2004

Covenant & Remembrance

17.5 — June 2004

Calculating Delilah

16.1 — January/February 2003

The Prayers of Hannah

16.2 — March 2003

Lenten Repentance

16.4 — May 2003

The First Commandment

16.5 — June 2003

The Paralytic from the Roof

17.4 — May 2004

Salvation’s Threefold Cord

16.8 — October 2003

Abraham’s Servant

16.9 — November 2003

The Laughter of Isaac

16.10 — December 2003

The Stoning of Stephen

17.3 — April 2004

Hidden in Christ

17.2 — March 2004

Gentle Jesus

16.7 — September 2003

Nathan?s Messianic Prophecy

15.2 — March 2002

Job & His Comforters

17.1 — January/February 2004

The Fall & Rise of David

16.3 — April 2003

Jonathan, Loyal & Brave

16.6 — July/August 2003

The Parables & the Structure of the World

14.9 — November 2001

The Wise Outwit the Shrewd

14.10 — December 2001

The Journey of the Magi

15.5 — June 2002

The Harsh Word of Ahijah

15.1 — January/February 2002

Rahab & the Spies


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