Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In the Image of God

I am sorry that I have neglected to blog, now it seems like I have ten posts sitting in my head and I don't know where to start. I have been at The Image of God Conference hosted by the Cranach Institute at the Fort Wayne seminary. It really was incredible. I have long been interested in Theology of the Body and Theology of Marriage issues, and I can't even begin to describe the different presentations as of yet. I need them to gel a little further in my head first. I do pray that this is not a fleeting thing and that it is just the beginning of our church body heading toward a consistent and Biblically defined theology on one of the most precious earthly gift that God has given Man.

I do have to say the picture that they used bugs me a little. It looks like this sweet young woman is enduring this old man's kisses while reaching her hand into his purse. Well, maybe there is a sense of humor in that as well :)

A wonderful man and blessing to our church, Dr. Kurt Marquart, passed into glory on December 19th, only a little while after he had baptized Evan, his great-grandson. Dr. Marquart had suffered from ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. I know that he was one of my husband's favorite professors, and he was honored to study under him.


Susan said...

I hated the picture used for the "Image of God" conference too. Last week Pastor mentioned that he hated the picture. Then when he was reporting to Bible class today on his trip to FtW, he said he heard in FtW that it was a picture of a guy propositioning a harlot, but he hoped that it was faulty information. Why would Cranach paint something like that anyhow? But like you said, she's got her hand in his money bag, and they don't exactly appear to be in love.

Jane said...

I was not sure about the picture used too, but had not thought too much about it or researched it. Did not look real loving to me. Now with the comments here, I am wondering if maybe it was the right one. We and are marriages are the image of God, but man has corrupted that. The conference talked about the corruption of marriage and sexuality and the need to return to the what God intended.