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Monthly Archives: May 2005
Since the latest ‘academic rock star’ – aka Slavoj Zizek - has made his presence known on the blog through various appeals and challenges to his thought, it would be interesting to get your collective take on his review of Star Wars Episode III found here on the webzine In These Times.
May the Lacan be With You…… There’s more to read here.
“A darkness has come over Christianity in regard to this matter of renewal. We are so easily contented, so quickly satisfied with a religiosity that makes us appear a little more decent. Yet this cannot be all there is to our faith: Everything, everything must become new. Not just a little taste of something new, but all things new.” – C. F. Blumhardt
Why is it so difficult to be … There’s more to read here.
In 1976, when I was 11 years old, my school took a field trip to see a touring exhibition celebrating the American bicentennial called “The Freedom Train.” Inside the train were a number of Americana items such as Abraham Lincoln’s stove pipe hat, George Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the original Louisiana Purchase, Judy Garland’s dress from The Wizard of OZ, Joe Frazier’s boxing trunks, and Martin … There’s more to read here.
It’s been a few days now, but since there’s been no mention of it on TKF, I thought we should acknowledge the passing of philosopher and hermeneut Paul Ricoeur, who died on Friday at age 92. Ricoeur’s work is significant to literary studies, philosophy, and theology, and his death, like Derrida‘s last October, marks the loss of a truly monumental thinker. Oh, and he wrote a wonderful article … There’s more to read here.
Theology Kung Fu padwans – I need your help and sphere of influence…
I am raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Zachary – a young boy who is the son of Doug Bunnell, a friend and senior pastor of a local church, who died recently from cancer – through a 100 mile bike ride on June 5th and am half way to my goal of … There’s more to read here.
Someone has put time and energy into giving us the ability to acquire that greatest of honors:
A Star Wars name and title!
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (his latest projects with Subpop as The Postal Service is also great) is quickly becoming the ‘voice’ of indie pop in the early 21st century. While the likes of Coldplay and Radiohead continue to fill arenas, their sense of immediacy and intimacy is built on a false assumption – that stadium sized success denotes a level of authenticity. Granted, their respective paranoias (Chris … There’s more to read here.
We are currently considering some new textbooks for an Intro to Christian Theology course at the University I teach at. The process entails reviewing ‘desk copies’ (free books sent by publishers hoping and praying that you adopt their ‘complete’ and ‘exhaustive’ tome and require students to buy it – believe me, it is a symbiotic relationship) and then choosing a text or texts to build a course around.
So this is it… The Star Wars Saga is now coming to a close and we are left to cast the verdict – is this truly THE great Sci Fi masterpiece?
Sooo… speak up. If this isnt “it”… what is?… There’s more to read here.
Americans often fall into two camps (I like dichotomies, they make the world much easier to understand) when it comes to wondering what Europeans think of our nation and culture: we faun over their every word or we have a difficult time locating Spain on a map which betrays some very profound things about our nation and culture… (Isn’t it amazing how three dots are now allowed in print simply … There’s more to read here.
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