This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.
It was because of this beauty, along with Joseph's attendant arrogance and Jacob's favoritism, that Joseph's brothers hated him with a hatred like a thick, dark shadow eclipsing the light of this dazzling boy.
Anyone getting a tattoo really needs to ask themselves, why am I getting this and what is the meaning of this tattoo? Is the tattoo an expression of witchcraft, idolatry or pagan symbolism? If so, as Christians, we need to reconsider...
As the head of a state-supported institution of higher education, I hold a rather minor office. In that role, I have seen how people are impressed -- positively as much as negatively -- by symbolism that should not be significant at all.
Murray's new body of work, entitled Dystopia, marks the artist's darkest most soul-bearing work to date. It's as though this newfound inner peace and strength enabled a large memory store of emotion to be unleashed.
Like most of you who screw around reading stupid articles on the Internet instead of actually blazing a path towards greatness, I too yearn to reshape the world in my own image. So here is my latest idea.
The aim of a symbol is to communicate as immediately and directly as possible the core of what you represent. Which brings us to an important question: Is it time to consider a new symbol for a new era?