The biblical writer Matthew quotes words from the prophet Jeremiah in the Christmas story. This Christmas, that contrast of death and hope can also be seen with the coronavirus pandemic during this season.
Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighboring countries, have joined the long list of annual traditions that were canceled or diminished this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a reflection on Lamentations 1:1, as seen in photos of European Christmas markets.
As fighting continues between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, priests from the Armenian Apostolic Church conducted a blessing and baptism service for soldiers. Such images fit biblical stories. But is this 2 Chronicles 13 or 1 Kings 22?
Exodus 13:20-22 as seen in photos of a caravan of about 10,000 indigenous Colombians traveling to the capital of Cali to express to President Ivan Duque their grievances about violence and government neglect.
Amos 5:16, as seen in photos from the National COVID-19 Remembrance, outside of the White House on Oct. 4, 2020. There were 20,000 empty chairs, each representing 10 Americans who have died from COVID-19.