Heads Up: I Just Saw Avatar!

As an FYI, I just saw Avatar. Yes, it’s been out a while, but alas, I saw it in 3D none the less. So, by initial impressions, expect 5 posts on it over the next few months. Here are a few taster titles: Movies James Cameron Stole From Sex, Ecology and Process Theology Why the […]

Philip Clayton vs. Academic Theology: The Postman Revisited

Philip Clayton equals Kevin Costner as epic hero. In recent conversations with Philip (listen to podcast here), and with others (see AAR 2009 or HBC podcast), Clayton has really begun to push against academic “ivory tower” theology as being too disconnected from the kind of theology that is really necessary or capable of meeting the […]

Theology After Google: An Event & A Question

On March 10-12 in Claremont, California, there is an event taking place called Theology After Google. I’ll be there. As decribed on the website, “Why ‘theology after Google’?”: “Progressive Christian theologians have some vitally important things to say, things that both the church and society desperately need to hear. The trouble is, we tend to […]

Interesting ‘Avatar’ Article

Here is an interesting piece from the Huffington post on Avatar and Catholicism: “Over at the LA Times, Jonah Goldberg sets about attempting to decode the quasi-religious aspects of James Cameron’s “Avatar“. I’ve not seen the movie yet, but Goldberg reliably informs me that it’s so ever-present that “even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve […]

House: A Beautiful Picture of Healing Community

The season premiere of House was a beautiful thing: a portrait of how the process to wholeness includes the most obscure relationships of our lives. A few snapshots: 1. While we think we are normal, it is really only once we have ventured into community that we begin to see how each of our “normals” […]