2020 Theme

Welcome to our information page for our 2020 theme! As you can see below, our new theme is from the Prophet Micah. There is a collection of material from a variety of people and sources to help you explore the Biblical verse.

A REFLECTION ON MICAH Chapter 6, verse 8.

‘’He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does THE LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Fr Chris Ross

It is a sobering fact that Christianity has always carried within itself a burden. It is never enough for the Christian to say “Lord, Lord” and do nothing.

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Dr Angela McCarthy

Who is Micah who dares to ask such a question? Micah is one of the minor prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament). He worked around the 8th Century BCE and came from a place that was very humble, probably a farmer.

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Assoc Prof Glenn Morrison

Driving home, I saw a young man across the road from a distance, rounded in belly, walking slowly. I sensed that his face, though expressionless, was neither masking emotions nor asking anything from anyone.

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Dr Jim Cregan

For the prophet Micah, the antidote for the spiritual, cultural and political malaise that had led ancient Judah into catastrophe was both simple and unequivocal: “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.”

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Dr Lawrence Pang

The name Micah means “Who is like God?” which the book attributed to the eight-century BCE prophet of Judah seeks to answer. Micah ministered to his people during a time of precarious international politics and domestic religious and moral decline.

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Rev Craig Collas

“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” What does the Lord require of you?  Micah is really asking the question – What is God’s will?  What will lead to the fullness of life?

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Songs inspired by Micah 6:8

Brian Doerksen, “Micah Six Eight”
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Charlie Hall, “Micah 6:8”
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Maranatha! Singers, “Micah 6:8”
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True Vine Music, “What is Good”
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NewSpring Worship, “Micah 6:8”
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Dan Loewen, “With Our God”
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Christian symbols in art

Symbols in Christian Art:
http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1333
This site is particularly useful for discussion around the use of colour and other thematic groups of symbolism in Christian art.

Michael Gruden – Some Renaissance and Baroque Examples of Religious Symbolism in Art:
http://www.people.vcu.edu/~djbromle/art-symbolism/student-projects-2001/Religious-Symbolism-renaissance-gruden.html
This site outlines the expression of Renaissance and Baroque influences upon Christian art. The author analyses some prominent works in light of their Christian message, undertones, and other significant elements.

Catholic Symbols, by Tracey Rowland:
https://www.kwl.com.au/blog/liturgy/catholic-symbols/
This site provides a thorough description of important Catholic symbols and their meanings.

Together At One Altar – Signs and Symbols:
http://www.togetheratonealtar.catholic.edu.au/craft/dsp-content.cfm?loadref=36
This site presents an overall perspective on the use and value of signs and symbols as giving visible witness to invisible and unseen realities. With a special focus on Catholic sacraments, other reflection and discussion questions are posed for the reader’s consideration.

A Primer to Catholic Symbolism:
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/a-primer-to-catholic-symbolism.htm
This site explores a variety of Christian symbols, attending to their connection for the lived experience of Christians and the world at large, with a keen devotional emphasis.

Victoria and Albert Museum – Christian Symbolism: The Natural World:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/christian-symbolism-the-natural-world/
This site takes a broader, bird’s-eye perspective on Christian symbolism, and how aspects of the natural and created world bear witness to interactions between the human and divine.

New World Encyclopedia – Christian symbolism:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Christian_symbolism
This site offers interested background information about the development of symbolism in general within the Christian story, particularly in terms of its unique and appropriated aspects across the centuries.

Symbols in Christian art 2019

Symbol List