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Apparently I Am Not James Bond

When I was young I loved action movies. Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond was a focal point of my pre-adolescent years. I owned action movies on VHS, played their corresponding video games, and collected any paraphernalia that I could get my hands on. On leaving the theater, after seeing the newest action thriller, the world seemed […]

Resurrection & The Grace Of Doing Nothing

Towards the end of his first missive to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul offers a mini tour-de-force in defense of the veracity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus. For Paul this conviction is central not just to the future hope of the people of God but also to orient the pilgrim life of the faithful […]

325 Days of Lent: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

In this cry of Jesus from the cross, his fourth of the final seven, we come to these despairing words that, paradoxically, have given people such comfort. In Cross Shattered Christ, his meditations on these last seven words, Stanley Hauerwas explains that we, the people who live in the aftermath of Auschwitz and the shadows […]

325 Days of Lent: "Woman, behold thy Son. . ."

In his reflection on John 19:26—“Woman, behold thy Son”—the third word of Jesus from the cross, Stanley Hauerwas observes that “Dante called Mary, ‘Virgin Mother, daughter of thy Son.’” This, he asserts, “challenges any assumption that Jesus’s address to Mary from the cross is simply an example of a son’s solicitude for his mother’s welfare”(49). […]

325 Days of Lent: "Jesus, remember me. . . "

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43 These simple words of Jesus to the “good thief,” (St. Dismas in the Orthodox Church) are a perfect example of how the relative silence of the Gospels forces people to “fill in the blanks.” In […]

325 Days of Lent: "Father Forgive Them. . . "

In preparation for a Lenten series, I’ve been reading through Stanley Hauerwas’ Cross Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words, and I must say, despite my aversion to (so-called) “Christian Ethics,” this book is a perfect reading companion for anyone and everyone looking to spend Lent contemplating the deus absconditus–the hiddenness of God. At […]