In episode 168 we begin a discussion on the use of images in the church beginning with historical theology. We will look at the evidences and arguments for and against images from the early church before moving onto part 2. There may be a part three with clarifications, further discussion on nuances, and answers to any questions received on the episode.

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“Christ Will be My Hideaway (Acoustic Version). Words and music by Tim Chester, Bob Kauflin, Nathan Stiff, David Zimmer, Lacy Hudson, and McKenzie Fuller. © 2020 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP). Used by permission. www.SovereignGraceMusic.org

Sources/Resources:

https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/recovering-the-beauty-of-the-arts/images

2,000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 2: https://amzn.to/3fBTQDK

Through Western Eyes: Eastern Orthodoxy: A Reformed Perspective:  https://amzn.to/3jtGSJE

For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship: https://amzn.to/3jydDoL

Kingdom through Covenant: https://amzn.to/3jq6yXs

Calvinist Iconclasts A Mixed Message from the Reformers on Images of Jesus – Article Here (Note: I am not familiar with the totality of this individual’s work, but only this particular article)

https://bible.org/seriespage/q-it-wrong-have-pictures-jesus

Lutherans and the use of Images – Article Here

http://www.christcovenantrpc.org/2017/01/pictorial-representations-of-christ-a-brief-study/

Sproul on the Second Commandment – Video Here

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