Posts tagged "Who Will Deliver Us"

Women, Food and God (and Oprah)

Oprah Winfrey recently announced that she’s never dieting again. Her decision was apparently prompted by reading the book Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth. I tend to tune out Oprah when it relates to anything religious or self-esteem-y, so I was definitely surprised to find some powerful (even familiar) ideas at work here, and ones that are by no means restricted to the fairer sex. From a post on the topic over at That’s Fit:

Roth firmly believes that your relationship with weight is a disguise for your relationship with yourself.

“We turn to food when we are not hungry because…

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The Burned-Over Place: A Passage from Who Will Deliver Us?

We could not be more excited that Mockingbird has been able to bring Paul Zahl’s book Who Will Deliver Us?: The Present Power of the Death of Christ back into print! One of my favorite sections comes from Chapter 3, which is entitled “Christ Died for Our Sins”, p. 41-43:

I believe in the atonement of Jesus Christ because it disarms the law and frees me from the fear of judgment. This judgment would use as evidence against me not only the deliberate sins and conscious moral failures of which I feel most painfully aware, but also the compulsive patterns and…

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Mad Men

Like a lot of people, I don’t put much stock in things like the Emmy Awards. But when the nominations were announced a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but be excited to hear that they recognized my favorite new show, Mad Men. As the first original series produced by American Movie Classics (AMC), it flew largely under the radar when it aired last summer.

On the surface, the show is about the culture surrounding the Madison Avenue-based advertising industry in the early 1960’s. It has everything one might associate from that period, from chain smoking to hard drinking…

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Who Will Deliver Us (From Nepotism)? Paul Zahl in the 80s

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the re-publishing of Mbird “founding father” Paul Zahl’s Who Will Deliver Us?: The Present Power of the Death of Christ. It came out just as Thriller was hitting its stride in 1983 and believe it or not, the original title was “The Blood of Christ in an Age of Depression.” Here goes:

“An old joke is repeated year after year in the graffiti on public buildings. Someone writes for all to see, ‘Christ is the answer.’ After it someone has added, ‘But what is the question?’. The addition is perceptive. Unless Christ is a…

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