Sunday, February 21, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - 2nd Sunday of Lent

By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
Andres Serrano stands in front of "Piss Christ" after it was attacked in 2011 by extremists. AFP
"They are barking up the wrong tree when they are saying I am not a Christian," says Andres Serrano, but many Christians have indeed been quick to judge him. "Piss Christ," a 1987 photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine speaks to the suffering of Christ. The controversial image, however, also represents what Christians do when we ignore Christ's expectations. In Matthew 6: 16-18, Jesus shares His expectation that we fast. It's the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Are Christians fasting or pissing on Christ?

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