Covenant-First Presbyterian is putting on an art show, and I'm planning to exhibit some printed works from the Horizons of the Possible Instagram Project. So I'm asking for your help. I've selected some of the highest rated photos from the @possiblehorizon Instagram account (as well as one or two of my favorites). In the poll … Continue reading Which Of These Photos Should I Include In My Exhibit?
Month: April 2014
Tardis Theology #4: In Which The Doctor Discovers That The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Evil, Even In Aliens.
Question: does a story about flatulent baby-faced aliens plotting Phantom Menace-style to destroy the Earth really merit two episodes? Whatever your answer, I’m afraid the two-episode story only gets one Tardis Theology reflection. Most of the first episode is simply setup of the convoluted scheme of the villainous Slitheen to infiltrate the upper echelons of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #4: In Which The Doctor Discovers That The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Evil, Even In Aliens.
Are You Tired Of Being Cynical? Here’s 4 Ideas To Help You Be Different.
My generation didn’t invent cynicism. We just own it as our posture toward the world. We became fluent in irony, exploring all its nuances. We re-made media into a layer cake of self-referential pop culture jokes. We diluted our rage into detached snarking from the sidelines. We invented the mumblecore film genre, fixating brooding introspective … Continue reading Are You Tired Of Being Cynical? Here’s 4 Ideas To Help You Be Different.
Tardis Theology #3: In Which Charles Dickens Questions The Value Of His Life’s Work
What could be better than a Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens? How about a Christmas alien invasion story featuring Charles Dickens, in which the master of melodrama himself helps the Doctor thwart an extraterrestrial horde’s plan to conquer the Earth? Yes, it’s an absurd premise. Absurdity, after all, is part of the fun of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #3: In Which Charles Dickens Questions The Value Of His Life’s Work
When Your Life Is Turned Upside Down, Find Hope In Celebrating Holy Week (Not Just Easter)
Things didn’t turn out the way Peter expected. I suspect that he envisioned a quick victory. While it’s likely he expected tense moments, Peter certainly expected God to act powerfully before things became their darkest. The Palm Sunday crowds with their shouts of “Hosanna” seemed to confirm Peter’s confidence. On Maundy Thursday, I imagine the … Continue reading When Your Life Is Turned Upside Down, Find Hope In Celebrating Holy Week (Not Just Easter)
Tardis Theology #2: In which Rose Tyler is wrong about what it is to be human
In this episode, the Doctor takes Rose five billion years into the future to view the end of the world. They crash an exclusive soiree for the Universe’s wealthiest notables. Held on a specially shielded space station, this cocktail party’s main event is the viewing of the expansion of the sun and fiery death of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #2: In which Rose Tyler is wrong about what it is to be human
4 Life Lessons I Learned From A Nonagenarian’s Story
You’d like Nora if you met her. She’s a lovely 96-year-old member of our church (your vocabulary word for the day is nonagenarian: a person in their 90’s). Nora would immediately charm you with her smile and her cheery demeanor; I’d bet a steak dinner on it. I’ve also found that she is very wise. … Continue reading 4 Life Lessons I Learned From A Nonagenarian’s Story