Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          “It’s relentless! The stiff, unbent, notions get painted over the ancient stories and called doctrine. It is as though God needs to be reinvented in each war of Bishops called Councils.” I plead with the master of the inks.          “Scrape it clean and start again, Brother Lazarus.”          Continue reading “Post #24.7 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021”

Post #24.2, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          We are considering using more art in our copy of the Gospel of John. I make a sketch that doesn’t speak of the currently popular idea of Trinity to let the sketch itself argue the issue. I suggest the room we have on the page for art show theContinue reading “Post #24.2, Thursday, September 2, 2021”

Post #23.13, Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          Leave wide margins in John he says, so the artists will have plenty of space. And what will artists do with all that plenty? Will they simply make everything of God as three somethings?          My sister Mary, a beloved first follower of Jesus never imagined the Gospel wouldContinue reading “Post #23.13, Tuesday, August 31, 2021”

Post #23.12, Thursday, August 26, 2021

Historical setting: 584 C.E. Ligugè          On this day I’m assigned a bench near the front of the scriptorium. So the work I do must be of fine quality as fewer monks are ahead of me to check my work. It’s a sign my accuracy is trusted. I’m also supplied with a monk’s robe andContinue reading “Post #23.12, Thursday, August 26, 2021”

Post #5.12 Thursday, February 27, 2020

Historical Setting: 562 C.E. Gaul          Speaking with young George, we find these fallen stones are a fine place for me to begin our chat.         “The bishop mentioned you had a interest in this place that was once a church and, like me, you are also a scribe. Maybe we can share gifts and findContinue reading “Post #5.12 Thursday, February 27, 2020”

Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26

Historical Setting: 562 C.E. “Oh No! Please. These ashes are sacred.”          A tidily attired aristocratic youth struts with the flourish of an elder’s authority; or maybe it is simply the pomp of naive privilege. His accent and manor are conspicuously Frankish.          “So you are young George, the one concerned over these ashes? I’mContinue reading “Post #5.11 Ash Wednesday, February 26”