TIP of the day: Merry Christmas

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 24 2015 6:18 PM

1. Search for "Feast of the Nativity" OR Christmas in either:

Search ==> Media

Tools ==> Library ==> Media Browser

Note that the results in the Media Browser correspond to the Media Collections section of the Search. The difference is that one can filter by facets in the Media Browser but not in the search

2. One can, however, limit the Search by media type ... and yes, it appears that art images includes clip art.

3. Or one can click on your shortcut bar icon for the text this week and take advantage of their art index - indexed by subject, scripture reference, lectionary reading ...

4. Pick an image that interests you - some samples

To turn an image into a meditation or scripture study:

  • Place the Scripture and the art side-by side.
  • What elements of the passage correspond to the details of the painting? What elements are omitted? What does the inclusion/deletion of elements tell us about what the artist considered essential to understanding (or even recognizing) the event?
  • What elements of the painting are traditional but not scriptural? Where did these elements come from? Why do they have such appeal that they appear in the painting?
  • What elements of the painting reflect the artist enculturating the biblical event - i.e. placing the event in the artist's world? What do these elements say the artist's understanding of the religious significance of the event depicted in the painting?
  • What is the resulting overall theological and biblical message of the painting?

5. If visual art is not your thing, the Text This Week also provides a lectionary based index of music:

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2015 6:56 PM

BTW, thanks for a year of useful tips. Your work is appreciated.

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 24 2015 6:56 PM

Nice touch on the Tip of the day..   God bless..

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 25 2015 2:30 AM

Thanks a lot, and Merry Christmas to you!

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 25 2015 2:39 AM

Robert M. Warren:

BTW, thanks for a year of useful tips. Your work is appreciated.

Thanks and merry Christmas!

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 25 2015 7:24 AM

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the tips. I'm sure this takes up a good bit of time, esp the way you thoroughly explain things and include pictures, screenshots, etc. Wanted you to know what you are doing is appreciated. I also like that these are included in a reading list. 

Many thanks. And Merry Christmas. 

Myke Harbuck
Lead Pastor, www.ByronCity.Church
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College
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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 25 2015 7:27 AM

Ps. Any chance that Logos might create a new thread in the forum just for these tips. Sure would be nice to be able to subscribe to that thread and get email updates each time you post a new one

Myke Harbuck
Lead Pastor, www.ByronCity.Church
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College
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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 25 2015 11:01 AM

Thank you MJ Smith for your contribution. You are a blessing to Logos community. Merry Christmas!!!

"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying." Leonard Ravenhill 

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