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Friday, February 06, 2009

Call Me Crazy . . . About This Video

Call me crazy, but one of the highlights of 2008 for me was experiencing the photo exhibit of Mark Mabry at the Mesa Arizona Temple's Visitors Center in January. The video below captures some of his work. A marvelous witness of the reality and power of Jesus Christ, not a fictional work of schemers and philosophers, but the real, living Lord.



For more, see ReflectionsOfChrist.org.

13 comments:

GRM said...

So very beautiful--Thank you!

GRM

In The Doghouse said...

My daughter game me the book with the artwork for Christmas. Such a beautiful compilation of photos depicting the life of the Savior. I love it. Thanks for posting the video as well.

Nathan said...

We gave the DVD on making the display to my parents for Christmas and saw the display at the Washington D.C. temple visitors center here. Very beautiful.

egomosperficio said...

Having randomly surfed here, i noticed on your FAQ pages that you claim the greek word 'ekklesia' appears in Psalm 89.

This is not so:
τὰ ἐξουδενώματα αὐτῶν ἔτη ἔσονται τὸ πρωὶ ὡσεὶ χλόη παρέλθοι

of course, that is the tip of the iceberg on this blog.

Anonymous said...

I had come across this before...thanks for sharing! They truly are beautiful pictures...anyone feel the Spirit while watching the vid that he made on his Reflections of Christ blog? I know i did...

Anonymous said...

You're crazy.

Jack

Joseph Antley said...

I just came across this slide show the other day. I really liked it.

Mormanity said...
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Mormanity said...

Egomosperficio, in comparing the Septuagint to the KJV, you need to know that the division of chapters and verses doesn't always match. Psalm 89:5 in the KJV corresponds to Psalm 88:6 in the Septuagint, if I'm not mistaken, and it does refer to the ekklesia of the saints. For those interested, the citation of both the KJV and the LXX, with the translation, can be found in an essay on the use of ekklesia in the Bible by non-LDS writer Kyle Pope, who notes that "The heavens praise God's wonders and faithfulness 'in the ekklesia of the saints' (Psalm 89:5 [Lxx 88:6])."

I hope that helps thaw out the tip of the iceberg you saw. By way of further ice melting, I'm pleased to meet you and appreciate the comment. I will clarify this on the LDSFAQ page you saw, JeffLindsay.com/LDSFAQ/FQ_BMProblems.shtml - a page dealing with apparent problems in the Book of Mormon. As I hope you might note in this case, apparent problems aren't always real or serious. Thanks!

Mormanity said...

Psalm 89:5 in KJV corresponds to Psalm 88:6 in the Septuagint due to differences in the Greek numbering. You can see the LXX Psalms at http://el.wikisource.org/wiki/%CE%A8%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%BC%CE%BF%CE%AF. Here is Psalm 88:6 in Greek:

6 ἐξομολογήσονται οἱ οὐρανοὶ τὰ θαυμάσιά σου, Κύριε, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ἁγίων.

The word ekklesia is in bold.

egomosperficio said...

oops, of course. pardon my homeric nod.

Mormanity said...

It was helpful, actually - feel free to nod often! In fact, nodding is encouraged here. I frequently nod off myself.

Roxy said...

Man, that song and those pictures touched me deeply. It was a bit unexpected, but I did enjoy it. Thank you very much for that.