The Perplexing Fruit of Compassion in Jojo Rabbit

To make a World War II comedy in today’s cultural climate is a tall and dangerous endeavor. But director Taiki Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Thor Ragnorak) takes the brave leap with his newest film, JoJo Rabbit. Based on the book Caging Skies, JoJo Rabbit tells the story of... Continue Reading →

(Still) Digesting Chance’s Big Day

This fabulous review of Chance's latest album comes from Eli Brown. I am easily pleased. I am also quite sensitive to the displeasure of others, especially if it is directed towards something that I find pleasant. For this reason, I found myself hesitant to voice my opinion regarding Chance the Rapper’s newest project, The Big... Continue Reading →

Brushing Shoulders In The Stable

More Auden and Advent reflections. This time from Alex Sosler. “Remembering the stable where for once in our lives Everything became a You and nothing was an It.” -WH Auden Many times and in many ways, I’m prone to objectify that which I encounter. I see my neighbor not as someone I need to know... Continue Reading →

Dirty Calendars and Advent Hope

In his recent book, Upside-Down Spirituality, truck-driver theologian Chad Bird recounts how he marks an “X” for each day finished on the calendar that rests on his semi’s dashboard: At the beginning of the year, that little calendar is in pristine shape. The top part candy-apple red, the twelve sheets of paper cotton white, their... Continue Reading →

The Christ-Child – Graham LePage

This poem comes from our dear friend, Graham LePage. Amazon has a great deal on his collection of poems - Order yours today! The Christ-Child The Christ-child toddles, totters falls, grasps at handfuls of dirt, tastes all things, feels each new thing new, (How tiny the hands of the Maker) babbler, blabber, downfall of Babylon, nap-time... Continue Reading →

When Wells Run Dry: Seculosity in Review

Where we once sat in pews for a sense of meaning, we now sweat, work, eat, play, and parent to fill the void we think fulfillment is supposed to occupy. Religion has married the secular in an unholy union David Zahl calls Seculosity in his new book by the same name.

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