Sunday, March 6, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - 4th Sunday of Lent

By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
"Temptation" (2008) by Awst & Walther | Wales and Germany. Sculpture, plaster and gold leaf, 7 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.
During this heated political season, America has been labeled "a modern day Babylon" because of how we respond to temptation. Babylon is one of the most infamous of ancient cities, and Isaiah 14:1-23 tells about the destruction of this once great city-state and the death of its proud monarch. It is a political story about God's people being tempted with various visions of greatness including Awst & Walther's gilded lust and gilded violence (above). Today's the 4th Sunday of Lent 2016, and a good time to check-in on how you are responding to Temptation?

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