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Biblical StudiesEssay

This is America

The time has come for our politics to die; it has become too sick and twisted to save. Our politics has become infected with privilege as the rich and famous dance on the backs of the poor. Increasingly, the poor are disproportionately sent into wars…
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September 28, 2018
Biblical StudiesEssay

Power and Silence

A powerful man abusing his authority by taking advantage of a young woman. The male gaze peeping out from the window; unaware that he's watching, she merely goes about the normal task of bathing. An unsuspecting spouse, not knowing that his wife has been violated,…
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October 13, 2017
Biblical StudiesEssay

St. Francis and Good Friday

When playing the hero went terribly wrong, and he had recovered from his injuries, Saint Francis came upon a broken down church where he encountered an icon of the crucifixion. Staring at the wounds of Christ, he underwent a change, a transformation of sorts. Soon, the young punk…
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April 14, 2017
Biblical StudiesEssayTheology

Beware of the Extraordinary

"What does Jesus say about all that? He says 'Beware of practicing your righteousness before others in order to be seen by them'. The call to be extraordinary is the great, inevitable danger of discipleship. Therefore, beware of this extraordinariness, of the way discipleship becomes…
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November 18, 2016
Biblical StudiesEssayTheology

Going Medieval

Lately, my classes are all running together, intersecting at the point of the Golden Calf in Exodus 32 and Dionysius. Discussing the Golden calf is fitting in our current political climate—the way we all adhere to our political and cultural ideologies, taking God captive as we pontificate about…
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September 23, 2016