Friday, July 28, 2017

Osteen vs. Luther

Adam4d is a Christian humor website that is occasionally quite funny, even if we aren't always on the exact same page theologically. But the site hit a home run with this, a series of actual Joel Osteen tweets, followed by actual Martin Luther qoutes.

In addition to having a grasp on the theology of grace, Luther also had quite the way with words.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Unfolding the Wiedmann Bible

We mentioned recently the artistic achievement that is The Wiedmann Bible. Expaining the unfolding aspects of the mile-ling work is one thing, but seeing it unfolded is another. In this video, the complete Wiedmann Bible is unfolded for the first time.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Wiedmann Bible

We learned of this work during a recent trip to the "Unser Buch" ("Our Book") exhibit in Wittenberg. It is a fascinating work, and an impressive achievement. 

The book, which consists of 3,333 images, was painted by Willy Wiedmann over the course of 16 years, although it was not discovered until after the artist's death. It contains extensive depictions of both the Old and New Testament, all presented in Wiedmann's unique polycon style. 

We did not see the actual book, but the exhibit included a digitized version of parts of it, giving us a chance to see the (literal) unfolding of the story. It was the most memorable part of a very memorable exhibit. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Graphic Novel / Rock Opera

During our recent visit to Wittenberg, Germany, we witnessed a sneak preview of Michael Bridges' upcoming project "Luther: The Rock Opera." The intent of the project is for it to be performed while panels of "Luther: The Graphic Novel" are displayed. As inherently dramatic as the story of the Reformation is, and as larger-than-life as some of the characters are, a graphic novel could be an effective way to tell the story. 

The 72-page graphic novel is available for order here. The hardcover costs $14.99, and the digital version costs $4.99.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

From the 1990  album "Powerhouse," here is White Heart performing one of their best songs, along with one their 1990-est videos, "Independence Day."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The "Unser Buch" Exhibit

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Wittenberg was the "Unser Buch" ("Our Book") exhibit, put on by the Museum of the Bible. The exhibit, subtitled "The History of the Bible form Moses to the Moon," traces the history of the Bible, and includes examples from a variety of time frames and languages.

They have a working old-style printing press, which each day is set up to print a single verse. There is also a very cool exhibit regarding The Wiedmann Bible, an illustrated version of the book that includes over 3,000 illustrations.

It was a wonderful, meaningful, and impressive exhibit.