Jesus Is Just Alright
A crack in Kevlar cynicism reveals a time of tripped out mysterium tremendum in Southern California. A new excerpt from the new KtB collection, Believer, Beware.
Bread of life à la James Beard
The body of Christ is best enjoyed with great lashings of butter and thinly sliced onions (More at Instant Poetry)
Truly It is a Good Friday
Chemo and pulling ivy are far preferable to incense, stations and kissing the cold feet of Jesus.
The Tweets of the Christ
I’ve got a new little piece at Religion Dispatches this morning about last Friday’s Twitter passion play hosted by Trinity Church, that ancient place located at the top of Wall Street. “If you look in the scripture,” explains Linda Hanick, Trinity’s V.P. of communications and marketing, “the last words of Jesus are almost written in…
Happy Easter from Cornel West
Every religious tradition has been tied into various forms of domination and subjugation. Every religious tradition has been manipulated and bastardized by elites to try to control believers. At the same time, there are always prophetic elements, dimensions, and slices of religious tradition that stand in opposition to the powers that be. Christianity itself came…
Ann Rice’s Jesus
The new issue of the n+1 book review, N1BR, just came out, and it includes a lovely essay on Anne Rice: Four years ago after writing twenty-one books about vampires, witches, mummies, psychic humans, and pleasure slaves (there were five books of erotica, under pseudonyms), she progressed one step further on the ladder of heroes.…
A Truancy Officer’s Tale
Jesus says kids had better stay in school—or he’ll send Robert Milner to bust their asses.
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