Human beings look for meaning behind every event and experience. Maybe not all look for meaning, but many do. The Church continues to grapple with how to talk or describe the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus. That is not likely to change. Read More
What would it mean to Harry Potter fans had J.K. Rowling stopped her series at the second book? Or, how would it play out had we not had the rest of the story in the Hunger Games Triology? Or, what would we make had there been only the first installment of, The Lord of the Rings? Read More
Last year I was in Guatemala the weekend before Palm Sunday. The annual parade includes life size figures telling the story of Jesus. Look close and you will see an interesting image. A person shouldering the cross of Jesus. Quite the image.
Jim Souhan criticizes we Okies. After reading his piece in The Oklahoman titled, Don’t Act Like Okies, Minnesota, I though of responding all schoolyard. You know, something like, “And you really think your team will ever make the postseason?” Or, “You’re just jealous.” Even, “Don’t be a hater.”
Criticism opens up a whole set of possibilities. For instance, maybe the colored logo on the shirts provided by fans needs to be larger so that Mr. Souhan is able to see the chroma color t-shirts are not really mono-chromatic. I realize he is considering the appearance on television but most beat writers know better. Until you have been in the wildest, small-market, NBA venue in the Country it may appear all same-same. Enter the Peake and anyone there knows it is anything but same-same.
Context is everything. Souhan lives in the erudite North. Read More
“What did Jesus do on the cross you couldn’t do for yourself?” My friend Travis Reed, of The Work of the People, asked me this and several other questions a couple of months ago. Today he posted part of that free form interview on the Alter Video Magazine website. Travis titled this segment, Great Big Yes. The video is in the right sidebar or you may click the “Continue Reading” tag of this post. Read More