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Beauty and (the Mark of) the Beast

Beauty and (the Mark of) the Beast

This second reflection on the revived Disney classic is written by Dustin Messer.  “Winter turns to spring / Famine turns to feast / Nature points the way / Nothing left to say / Beauty and the Beast.” –Mrs. Potts “Sleep is an image of death that is repeated every night. So the morning is the image […]

The Gospel According to <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>

The Gospel According to Beauty and the Beast

Well, Disney, you did it again. You brought yet another animated classic to life with stunning costumes and incredible effects, transporting every audience member back to her childhood. I am referring, of course, to Beauty and the Beast. Although a more seasoned film critic might find fault with aspects of the movie—yes, parts are slightly […]

PZ's Cure for Existential Beastliness

PZ’s Cure for Existential Beastliness

The other day I was suffering from the normal post-holiday, first-of-the-year, what-has-happened-to-my-life, dear-God-help-me blues. We’ve all been there, right? Right? I was scanning my bookshelf, as you do, desperate for some encouragement, and my eyes lit on PZ’s Panopticon. I have quite a few of Paul Zahl’s books and have given away Grace in Practice, […]

The Hideous Beloved: A Short Meditation on Beauty and the Beast

The Hideous Beloved: A Short Meditation on Beauty and the Beast

This reflection comes from Mockingbird friend Michael Belote. My family recently returned from a trip to Disneyworld. While we were at Animal Kingdom, we attended (mostly for my wife’s sake) a stage performance of Beauty and the Beast. Believe it or not, I had never actually seen or read the entire story. I knew from […]