This is something I've always struggled with. How do we use pictures of Jesus well, in visual worship? This was actually a big conversation at my home church when I was doing visuals. Leadership didn't want to see Christ's face necessarily, but silhouettes were great.
I've heard both sides - we should NOT because of what the Bible says - do not make an image of God. Some people say that "Well Jesus was a man, people saw him, and artists have interpreted that." I can agree with that. Other people refer to when the Israelites made a golden calf to REPRESENT God while Moses was up on the mountain. They weren't replacing God, they just wanted something visible to worship. All very interesting points, and a great conversation to have in person!
I'll say this - some pictures of Jesus work better than others...when projecting it 20' wide. Take a look at some different examples and see for yourself...(Most of these are courtesy of Awake Images - I encourage you to check them out!)
Posted on Sun, May 8, 2011
by Camron Ware filed under