Archive for March, 2011

Of Hitchkins and Christians: Debunking Bunking Faith and Reason

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Recently I read a review of  a new book by Terry Eagleton called Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate.  A very fine survey of his life can also be found here.  The review of this particular volume was so compelling that I ran out and got it, and you should too. Call [...]

Lament for Japan

Monday, March 14th, 2011

“Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani?” cried Jesus from the cross. Never ever let it be said of Jesus that he didn’t live and die a Jew. “My God my God, why have you forsaken me?” My ears are ringing with this cry, as images of Japan flicker across the television screen and web news pages and [...]

Of a Bridge and a Bell and Ashes Above Your Eyes

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

My daughter Else and I have settled in these last several nights to read Bridge to Terabithia. We’re approaching the end of the tale, and knowing what will happen in just a few page flips, I have my kleenex box at the ready. Last night, we read the chapter “Easter.”  Leslie, the doomed girl who [...]

Where Land and Community and Justice and Promise Meet

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Question: I was brought up being told that God is everywhere, and all powerful, that those who seek shall find, and that it is quite possible to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, while fearing no evil. But this kind of teaching seems incongruous with the idea of holy places, or places [...]