The Arts and Childhood

I was recently listening to a podcaster who mentioned wanting to see a movie coming out about a character we all loved from childhood and a loss of innocence. Other than what he said, I know nothing about the movie but from his description, I'm not likely to see it. But he also mentioned one …

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The March of the Culture War and Engagement as Christians

Even after witnessing the brutality of the Soviets towards not only the people in occupied territories but also towards their own people, Walter Duranty, a true Progressive, had one lasting remark to say, "you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs." He had no excuse for such a glib statement regarding the starvation, the imprisonments, …

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Poetry: Hemmingway – The Age Demanded

The age demanded that we singAnd cut away our tongue.The age demanded that we flowAnd hammered in the bung.The age demanded that we danceAnd jammed us into iron pants.And in the end the age was handedThe sort of shit that it demanded. The amusing thing about this poem is that I cannot tell exactly which …

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Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 2)

In the last installment, we talked about the utopian aspects of Raya and the Last Dragon and how true unity and peace can only be found in Christ. Here we will talk about the deeper religious aspects of this film and what that implies about our own culture. Though our culture tries to escape it, …

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Review: Feeding the Lambs

Rev. Thoma's Feeding the Lambs seeks to answer questions about the meaning behind the practices of the faith we profess and how to communicate that meaning to children.