Tag Archives: Lent

Jesus, the real Hobbes, and Superhero Stories

Batman vs. Superman This week one of the most anticipated movies of the year will open. DC Comics tries to challenge their rival Marvel by having their two biggest properties square off, Batman vs. Superman. The trailers tease lines, scenes … Continue reading

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Why the Poor Are Always Us and Why Mary Was the Best Disciple

  Poverty “Larry” (I have no idea if this was his legal name) used to sleep under a bush in the back lawn of the church more than a decade ago. He painted apartments for a guy who needed to … Continue reading

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Can you embrace the Father as he sets a table for those who have hated him and destroyed the world?

What happens after you die?  Americans are more inconsistent and all over the map on life after death than well meant comments at a funeral might reveal. Many who are vaguely spiritual or religious hold to the tenets of Moralistic … Continue reading

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Silly Humanity Fears Sudden Death by Political Terror so we can linger longer in a Bad Nursing Home

Fear is a funny, contextual thing. If you were to listen to the current presidential debates you’d imagine ourselves under the imminent, credible threat of ISIS or North Korea destroying us all. The irony is that during much of the … Continue reading

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“Lord, Will Only a Few Be Saved?”

The Question The question is always heard in a context. Why ask Jesus this Question? The unidentified person who asked Jesus this question asked it to Jesus for a reason. People were wondering about Jesus. He had exhibited power in … Continue reading

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Why Christian obedience looks so stupid, and then again so beautiful

Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the relationship between the story-verse and the matter-verse. As human beings we must inhabit stories yet as we saw with Jim Carrey there is an uneasy relationship between the stories we … Continue reading

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Seeks out a church on Ash Wed. but not Sunday

RNS Christian tradition plus contemporary blender of self-expressive spirituality equals postmodern seeking Though I think and write about religion, I am not particularly devout. I can accept faith as a way of seeing. But I struggle with faith as a … Continue reading

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