Every scene is beautifully shot, the lead actress is a wonder, the fight scenes look elaborate and intense. But the dialogue… eeesh.
To examine the figure of Christ in the context of twentieth-century Latin American culture is to enter into a fascinating world of poets, priests, novelists, insurgents, social prophets, heterodox missionaries, and political agitators. It is a world of tensions between an Iberian form of Christianity inherited from colonization and an Anglo-Saxon form of Christianity that … Continue reading In Latin America Jesus Inspires Institutions and Insurgents
Foreign Thing is the name given to Hagar when she enters the Hebrew Scriptures in Genesis 16. By then, she was already an enslaved person in Abram’s household. It’s very likely that Hagar came to live with Abram and Sarai during their sojourn in Egypt. Depending on which translation of the Bible you are reading, … Continue reading God Saw a Sexually Exploited Foreigner Named Hagar
As a white woman, I’ve never experienced a racial gap that has prevented me from achieving my dreams or taking part in any activity. Growing up, it was expected I would participate in band, chorus, and all the other activities my friends did. My parents stressed about the money, but they did enough creative budgeting … Continue reading Closing the Racial Gap to Make Arts Education For Everyone
A Tale From The Desert Last week, my spouse, a black-Caribbean man, and I, a white-American woman, took our first ever desert vacation to Joshua Tree National Park, on the ancestral homelands of the Cahuilla, Mojave, Serrano, and Chemehuevi peoples. One of our stops in the national park was the Cholla Cactus Garden. Cholla cactus are … Continue reading Whose Wisdom Gets Centered?
Zadie Smith writes, “There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words.” Those are the words that rose up in my mind this morning when I read that one million species are facing extinction due to anthropogenic climate breakdown. “Anthropogenic climate breakdown” is … Continue reading Christian Grief on the Verge of Mass Extinction