A hero died today.
Neither cast in cape, nor endowed with supernatural powers,
Except that power of love unwavering.
A hero died today.
It is right for us, the world over, to feel a sense of loss. Though each of us contributes to our country and our world in our own small way, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a fortress of a man, a giant artisan who shaped not only himself but his country and indeed […]
Few Christian doctrines are more vehemently scorned than exclusivity. Not only does it presuppose that large swathes of people are, and have been, very wrong about who God is, but the intolerance dogmatic beliefs engender damages any hope of establishing peace on earth. I will risk losing your readership at this point by saying that I agree with these two statements: many people are wrong about whom God is and the existence of religion prevents […]
As Lord of the Flies draws to an end, William Golding writes, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.” Though the story concludes with rescue, the resounding note throughout is the insidious “beast” that lurks within each child. And the absence of authority on the island serves as the catalyst that draws it out of the children. The answer to the boys’ searching question, ‘Why does everything fall apart?’ is […]
If there’s any piece of art that typifies postmodernity and repeles modernists everywhere it must be Duchamp’s “Fountain”: a urinal. Not only disgusting, how does a mass-produced chunk of porcelain made for human waste ever qualify as art? Duchamp’s point was that everything is art.
We like things to fit neatly into their own little boxes; urinals are for men’s bathrooms, portraits are for art museums, t-shirts are for weekdays, suits are for the […]
It’s been a minute since I last wrote a post. Apparently that’s the new way of saying that it’s been a while. As to why the new street slang uses a phrase like “been-a-minute” to describe a long period baffles me; and I don’t want to attempt to comprehend it. But let’s talk about something that’s a bit less complicated: the story of Babel (which is ironically about the complication of language).
Friendship has been cheapened. Though we have seen no drastic shift in our lifetime I am convinced that we find ourselves in a generally negative trend with regards to friendship. The tragedy of this trend goes further than losing the richly significant role friendship once played in human life and flourishing, for I believe Christians have lost sight of the crucial role deep friendships play in discipleship and spiritual growth. The cheapening of friendship as […]