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Another Week Ends: Working Class Christianity, Farewell Toast, High-Functioning Anxiety, Cheeto Moms, and Evil Thoughts

Another Week Ends: Working Class Christianity, Farewell Toast, High-Functioning Anxiety, Cheeto Moms, and Evil Thoughts

Click here to listen to this week’s episode of The Mockingcast, which features an interview with theologian Miroslav Volf. 1. J.D. Vance wrote an op-ed in the New York Times entitled The Bad Faith of the White Working Class. In it, Vance describes his own upbringing in not only a working class Southern Ohio town, […]

Another Week Ends: Fairness, The Life of Wiman, Motherly Love, Malick Sacraments, Karr Talks Saunders, Anderson Shoots Prada, and the Ke$ha Trump Card

Another Week Ends: Fairness, The Life of Wiman, Motherly Love, Malick Sacraments, Karr Talks Saunders, Anderson Shoots Prada, and the Ke$ha Trump Card

1) The Chronicle released a preview last month to Wiman’s newest piece of work, My Bright Abyss, which we’ve already pulled from a couple of times, here and here, and the life and the illness that spurred it. Jay Parini writes that poetry criticism and commentary began by pulling the fabric of a piece of […]

The Gospel According to Terrence Malick: A Clip from Tree of Life

Human Being and the Limits of Language: Reflections on "The Tree of Life"

Human Being and the Limits of Language: Reflections on “The Tree of Life”

It is no surprise that a film so fixated on conveying the experience of human being so strongly subordinates language.  I suspect The Tree of Life’s script of looks much different from any other.  The film succeeds because it is committed in its belief that language can only obscure its purpose.  Language is not absent […]

Another Week Ends: Of Gods and Men, Unitarian Boundaries, pi Haters, Pinksy on Cowper, Jayhawks, Wilco, Morrissey, FNL, Falling Skies and Brad Bird

Another Week Ends: Of Gods and Men, Unitarian Boundaries, pi Haters, Pinksy on Cowper, Jayhawks, Wilco, Morrissey, FNL, Falling Skies and Brad Bird

1. No doubt you’re familiar with the martyrdom of the monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, who were assassinated in 1996 by Jihadists. It is, without question, one of the most inspirational true stories of the past twenty years – regardless of where you’re coming from on the religious spectrum. You may have even heard that […]

Another Week Ends: The New York Mets, The New York Smokers, The New Wash-Ups, The Myth of the Man Pig, and the Voice and the Self

Another Week Ends: The New York Mets, The New York Smokers, The New Wash-Ups, The Myth of the Man Pig, and the Voice and the Self

1. A touching piece by dying atheist Christopher Hitchens in the recent Vanity Fair, writing quite confessionally on the loss of his own voice in his bout with terminal cancer. The way it is written, and through reference to a heart-piercing Leonard Cohen lyric, one can sense that this silencing is a deeper sort of […]

Another Week Ends: Forgiving Mothers, Malick's Tree of Life, Self-Control Tips, The Cult of Apple, Zach Galifianakis, Gracious Parenting

Another Week Ends: Forgiving Mothers, Malick’s Tree of Life, Self-Control Tips, The Cult of Apple, Zach Galifianakis, Gracious Parenting

1. NPR has sure been on a roll this past week. They brought us another extremely powerful and must-read/-listen item this morning, “Forgiving Her Son’s Killer: ‘Not An Easy Thing.’” It tells a story of radical forgiveness involving mother Mary Johnson and her son’s killer, Oshea Israel. Very, very inspiring stuff (and that the church […]

Terrence Malick: Maybe/Hopefully Bringing Us The Gospel (in 2011)?

America’s resident cinematic genius is about to strike again, with what could be a very Law/Gospel-ripe piece of work:

Law and Gospel: So Easy A Caveman Can Do It?

You all have no doubt seen this commercial and are familiar with the excellent song from 3 Doors Down. I laugh every time I see this, but I just noticed the law and gospel in it last night. The cavemen in the commercial are doing something that makes them feel like they have accomplished something, […]