Danny Hyde (the pastor of the Oceanside URC and the alter ego to Mr. Jekyll) has released his new book on the Second Commandment, the use of images, and the means of grace. Far from the usual cranky iconoclastic diatribe against the use of images in worship, Rev. Hyde gives us a compelling theological reason why this ought not be done.
Here are the endorsements:
Danny Hyde has written an excellent piece on a very misunderstood subject. Through effective combination of biblical, theological, and confessional discussions, he has presented the Reformed view of the second commandment winsomely and attractively. He helpfully emphasizes not the negative prohibition of making images of God but the positive facts that God has revealed himself now so generously in Word and Sacrament and will one day reveal himself visibly in the most perfect and authentic way—David VanDrunen, Robert B. Strimple Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Westminster Seminary California
In these pages, Danny Hyde argues with great clarity against all images of Jesus as man-made media. He shows that all such images are abominated in Scripture and roundly rejected by the Reformed confessional heritage without exception. Hyde goes on to argue, however, that God does provide us with His “media”—the preaching of His Word and the administration of His sacraments—Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
You can purchase Danny's new book here: Click here: http://www.amazon.com/Living-Color-Images-Christ-Means/dp/0979367735/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240578164&sr=