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A New Pentecost, or Maybe Just a Rhetorical Revival, According to Peanuts

We have written several pieces on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts here before, and in particular on Robert L. Short’s prophetic interpretation in his The Gospel According to Peanuts (1965) here, here, and here. Both Peanuts in general and Short’s book in particular have played meaningful roles in my life ever since my conversion to Christian faith. In fact, […]

A Quick Peanuts

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That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown: Law and Gospel According to Peanuts, Pt. 2

Christmas is fast approaching, so I find myself thinking about the very first—and arguably most famous—of the Peanuts‘ television specials: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), which is already airing on ABC and is available to stream on Hulu. Frankly, this post is long overdue: I have intended to write more about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and its relationship to the theological […]

You’re a Hopeless Case, Charlie Brown: Law and Gospel According to Peanuts

This is the first in what I hope to be a series on Charles Schulz’s legendary comic strip (and TV specials), Peanuts. In part, my contribution picks up from DZ’s recent review of Robert Short’s popular work of apologetics, The Gospel According to Peanuts (1965). In many ways, I owe my conversion to Schulz, Short, […]

The Gospel According to Peanuts: The Church and the Arts

Last year sometime, Aaron Zimmerman posted about Robert Short’s seminal The Gospel According to Peanuts, claiming that Short was the original Mockingbird. It took me a few months to get around to it, but I’ve finally read the books in question, and man oh man, they are wonderful! Shame on me – I was expecting […]

Charlie Brown Wumps Ups Against the Bonded Word

Charles Schulz on New Year’s Resolutions

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Soren Kierkegaard and Charlie Brown: The Original Mockingbirds

Mockingbird’s purpose is “to connect the historic truths of the Gospel with the realities of everyday life in as fresh and down-to-earth a way possible.” That means we use a lot of illustrations. Whether it’s the films of Whit Stillman or Pixar, the music of Elvis or Michael Jackson, or recent headlines from the world […]