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This American Life: Letter-Day Saint

This American Life: Letter-Day Saint

An incredible segment in this past week’s This American Life podcast, “The Parent Trap”, which comes to us via Mbird reader David Gaston. It is the story of a young woman, Rebecca Gee, whose mother, before dying of cancer, wrote letters to her daughter to be opened on each birthday (beginning with her 17th). In […]

All My Sons: The Law in Three Acts

All My Sons: The Law in Three Acts

This weekend, at the recommendation of fellow Mockingbirder David Gaston, I went to see a community theater production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Afterward, the reaction of a woman sitting behind me said it all: “I think I’ll go stub my toe now, so I’ll feel better” Arthur Miller’s play is all about sin, […]

Calling A Spade A Spade

“Theologians of the cross, however, ‘say what a thing is.’ That is, a characteristic mark of theologians of the cross is that they learn to call a spade a spade.”

From On being a Theologian of the Cross by Gerhard O. Forde (p. 13)

(caution: slight vulgarity and total absurdity)

(ht David Gaston)