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Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« on: June 07, 2008, 05:12:34 PM »
I wasn't sure where to write this, but I had to mention it somewhere.

I have had to start hiding my copies of Lutheran Forum when they arrive, because they have become conversation pieces with my 7 year old son who thinks that they must be something not Christian being sent to me. 

The second-to-last Forum had a picture of a guy sitting on his own head.  My son was thoroughly convinced that this was something that couldn't be written by Christians and that I should throw it away.

This quarter's Forum (summer '08) contains a number of pictures that reminded him of Greek mythology.  Again, I haven't been able to disabuse him of the thought that I'm reading about Greek gods and not about Lutheran theology.

Something to think about.

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 06:36:47 PM »
Frankly, my first reaction was that it was something that didn't quite make the cut for an animation in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 07:36:47 PM »
There was an explanation of the new artwork in the second to last edition, the one with the guy sitting on his own head.

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 07:43:04 PM »
The Lutheran Witness has had strange artwork on the covers once in awhile for a few years now too.

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 07:43:29 PM »
There was an explanation of the new artwork in the second to last edition, the one with the guy sitting on his own head.

Yeah, my son didn't get to that part.

It didn't make him happy, so it must not have been Gospel.  According to some definitions of "Gospel," of course.  :P

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 09:37:14 PM »
There was an explanation of the new artwork in the second to last edition, the one with the guy sitting on his own head.

Yeah, my son didn't get to that part.

It didn't make him happy, so it must not have been Gospel.  According to some definitions of "Gospel," of course.  :P

Funny you should mention this today Scott.  My first issue (yes I signed up) arrived yesterday.  My 8 year old son found it and was giggling at the picture of the "naked boy."  I guess 8 year olds don't get ecclesiastical art (neither do some 44 year old second career pastors).  ;)   :P

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 09:40:31 PM »
There was an explanation of the new artwork in the second to last edition, the one with the guy sitting on his own head.

Yeah, my son didn't get to that part.

It didn't make him happy, so it must not have been Gospel.  According to some definitions of "Gospel," of course.  :P

Funny you should mention this today Scott.  My first issue (yes I signed up) arrived yesterday.  My 8 year old son found it and was giggling at the picture of the "naked boy."  I guess 8 year olds don't get ecclesiastical art (neither do some 44 year old second career pastors).  ;)   :P

Mark

My 4 yr old daughter giggled -- "He's naked!"  :-[  >:(

Which greatly disturbed me and forced me to look at the cover.  Under other books it goes...  :-\

 ;)

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008, 11:22:43 PM »
Well, I guess Lutheran Forum has now become a rampaging example of theological and artistic liberalism. I'm sure folks here will set it straight.

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2008, 11:46:06 PM »
Well, I guess Lutheran Forum has now become a rampaging example of theological and artistic liberalism. I'm sure folks here will set it straight.

Liberalism is equated with sitting on your head (i.e., putting your head up yo... [probably shouldn't finish that phrase])?  OK.  You said it.

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Re: Lutheran Forum Cover Artwork
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 07:50:14 PM »
There was an explanation of the new artwork in the second to last edition, the one with the guy sitting on his own head.

Yeah, my son didn't get to that part.

It didn't make him happy, so it must not have been Gospel.  According to some definitions of "Gospel," of course.  :P

Funny you should mention this today Scott.  My first issue (yes I signed up) arrived yesterday.  My 8 year old son found it and was giggling at the picture of the "naked boy."  I guess 8 year olds don't get ecclesiastical art (neither do some 44 year old second career pastors).  ;)   :P

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My 4 yr old daughter giggled -- "He's naked!"  :-[  >:(

Which greatly disturbed me and forced me to look at the cover.  Under other books it goes...  :-\

 ;)

My five-year-old didn't seem to react all that negatively.  In fact, she's been pretty absorbed by the covers lately.  She does tend to live in that creative part of her brain.  A little paper, crayons, scissors and some glue and she's a happy camper.

I like the latest cover.  Panu Hemminki's journey to faith through art was also enjoyable to read.
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