Sunday, October 10, 2010

every common bush afire with God: Genesis 37 - 50

Read the purpose for these posts here.
p.s., I hope you'll be watching for these lower-case i incarnations of truth in the art you encounter in your own journey.  Feel free to share them in the comment section!

Union Center Worship, Oct. 10:  Joseph: a study in character development 
My Glorious (words and music: Stuart Garrard and Martin Smith)
Call to Worship: Psalm 136: 1-4
You Are Good (Israel Houghton)
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:6-9
Forever (Chris Tomlin)
Greeting One Another / Offering
Blessed Be Your Name (Matt and Beth Redman)
Sweetly Broken (Jeremy Riddle)
Mighty to Save (Reuben Morgan & Ben Fielding)

Linked to Worship Blog Carnival at

Week Two: Genesis 37; 39; 41-48; 50
La túnica de José (Joseph's Bloody Coat)
Diego Velazquez
oil on canvas, 1630
Themes: dreaming, sibling rivalry, betrayal, bad things happen to good people, integrity, reconciliation

Joseph Is Sold Into Slavery By His Brothers
illustration, artist unknown

“Such was their talk, and the ill counsel of the crew prevailed, 
they loosed the sack, and out rushed all the winds” (Homer, The Odyssey)
Joseph Into a Pit
Igor Ulanovsky
oil on canvas, 1990's

A Jilt, whose ear was never whisper’d close,
  Who thinks they scandal her who talk about her;
A very Gipsey is she, Nilus-born,
  Sister-in-law to jealous Potiphar;


  • "On Fame", John Keats

click to play a piece by MÉHUL, Étienne Nicolas

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (detail)
Orazio Gentileschi
oil on canvas, 1626-30

Joseph Recognized by His Brothers
Leon Pierre Urbaine Bourgeois
oil on canvas, 1863


Salvador Dali
drypoint etching, 1975?

Art from the blog archives:
  • thoughts on resisting temptation in Jane Eyre (just switch out Jane for Joseph and Mr. Rochester for Potiphar's wife and you'll catch my drift...)

The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible by Maggie Dawn
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