In addition to being Halloween, the eve of All Souls Day, which is Día de Muertos in Mexico, and also connections to the occult in some people's view, today is celebrated in Protestant circles as Reformation Day. On this day 498 years ago, Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation by challenging the Roman Catholic teaching on indulgences. Here are two of the giants of the Reformation, on display at Expolorraine 2013: John Calvin (left) and Martin Luther (right).
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
In ancient Egypt, the preservation of the body was believed to be necessary for the soul to survive into the afterlife. Because of this, they developed elaborate embalming processes and buried their dead, or at least the rich and powerful, in elaborate tombs. At least for a time, they would leave offerings for their ancestors and ask for their assistance. AnActionFigure made this amazing life-size Egyptian mummy.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Cody Purviance made Bob and Larry from the Christian children's show Veggietales. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber tell Bible stories and also have generally silliness, while still reminding kids that "God made you special, and He loves you very much." BTW, even if the cartoon doesn't appeal to you (though it should), you definitely should listen to the show creator's podcast, the Phil Vischer Show.