Episode 7 | Baptism | Saint John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading | National Gallery, London

Jenny, where better to begin this episode, which is thinking about baptism, than Salisbury Cathedral? Particularly Salisbury Cathedral, because it has this stupendous font that was installed recently in 2008. It’s the most stunning visual object. It’s extraordinary, because as you approach the font, the water is so still that it actually looks far more…

Jesus Teaches of Being Born Again

Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou doest, except God be with him. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. How can a man be born when he is old?…

Jesus is Baptized by John

-I baptize thee, having authority from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a covenant to serve him. I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? -Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. -I baptize thee, having authority…

Episode 9 | The Baptist’s Head | Saint John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading

So Ben, this episode will concentrate specifically on the Baptist’s head and this tradition of representing not the entire narrative of the martyrdom of John the Baptist. So in the earlier tradition, visual traditions, we often have the representation of the imprisonment, the banquet of Herod, the dance of Salome and then finally the beheading….

Your Day for a Mission

There will always be something you leave behind when you respond to the prophets call to serve in Nineteen Sixty One at age eightteen and holding the aaronic priesthood Sydney Going was becoming a star in New Zealand rugby because of his remarkable abilities many thought he would be chosen the very next year for…