I discovered a Netflix show called Stranger Things earlier this summer. Everybody else probably watched it when it dropped last fall. Either that, or you have no plans to watch it at all, so I am probably safe talking about it, but if you haven’t caught it and are planning to watch it, here are … Continue reading The Gospel of Stranger Things
I saw something on my news feed last week (Twitter feed to be exact) that I didn’t know still existed. On Sunday, July 9th, The Klu Klux Klan held a rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from
I recently watched "Silence," the latest Martin Scorsese film, based on the novel written by Shusaku Endo. It was a deeply troubling movie. The film portrays the fictional story of a 17th Century Jesuit Missionary from Portugal named Father Sebastian Rodrigues (played by Andrew Garfield) who sets sail for Japan in 1640, determined to help … Continue reading Dealing with Silence
by Julie Walker I don't know how this happened. I feel like yesterday we had small children running around this house and today we have a house full of teenagers. Every single one of our children is a TEENAGER!! What has actually happened! This cannot be God's plan. All those runny nose, messy eating, midnight … Continue reading My Babies
Today is the day of Epiphany, a surprisingly complex holiday that celebrates different things depending on what flavor of Christian you are. In Eastern Christianity, it is a day (usually 13 days later) celebrating the baptism of Jesus. In Western Christianity, it is a day celebrating the visit of the Magi, representing the revelation of … Continue reading The Son of God and an Unwed Mother
In this book, N.T. Wright explores (in exhausting detail) what actually happened (spiritually, and theologically) when Jesus was nailed to the cross in the Spring of 33 CE. Wright observes that nobody on the Saturday after Good Friday was persuaded by the humiliating death of Jesus from Nazareth that a world-wide revolution had just been … Continue reading Book Review: The Day the Revolution Began
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Pictures are said to be worth thousands of words but Nilüfer Demir's picture of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, found dead on the coast of Turkey could be worth millions of words. On Wednesday this week Alan, his brother and mother all drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from Syria to Turkey. Only his father survived. … Continue reading Humanity Washed Up on Shore
With four sons I don't know why this never occurred to me 😦 Spoiler alert for the two people on earth who haven't seen Star Wars Episode V.
Now I never write about politics here so I would ask you to indulge me just this once. Last Friday was the opening of our Parliament in Ottawa and one of the Parliamentary pages, 21 year -old Brigette DePape smuggled a protest sign in under her skirt that read, "Stop Harper." During the throne speech, … Continue reading A Page Gets Turned
Thoughts from Jay Smooth from http://illdoctrine.com on Jesus, Martin Luther King, and the true nature of love's sharp edges.