Theology and Beauty- an alternative hermeneutic

I know what some of you are thinking- what in the world is a hermeneutic? One of my least favorite things about theology is the unfamiliar words that dually function to capture huge beautiful worlds behind them, but also isolate anyone who does not know or understand the worlds encompassed behind the symbols. I am …

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Survivor’s Zeke Smith, Redemption, and Good Friday

Image Courtesy of Timothy Kuratek, CBS This morning on Facebook, one of the ‘trending’ stories, “Survivor Contestant out as Transgender” jumped out from my screen. There are not many TV shows that I follow, but I had just watched the latest and most frustrating episode. Why was it so frustrating? This past episode a contestant …

Palm Sunday- Judas

I find it curious that at most, if not all, of the Palm Sunday services that I can remember there is talk about the resurrection. In fact, all of Holy Week is boiled down to anticipation of the resurrection, which I find humorous. Hardly anyone mentions the resurrection outside of Easter or Christmas season, unless …