Dear Billy

What you will be rememberd for most… is not your influence on major figures of the 20th Century, but on the common person for the Kingdom of God.

But Am I?

I had a job interview a couple of days ago. As the potential job involved a Christian website, I was asked about my theology during the interview. Based on my academic background and my church affiliation, the interviewer asked if I was Baptist, which I affirmed. However, after the discussion, the question kept popping into…

Advent 4: The Reconciler

In the story of redemption, the grievance is from one direction and the reconciliation from the other.

For the Eve of Christ the King

On Good Friday, one man knew Jesus was a king: the condemned thief dying right beside him. Jesus was mocked by Romans, rejected by Jews, and abandoned by his own disciples that day. But for a man at the end of his rope, the only hope was in Jesus being the king he claimed to be.

Cinema Gothic: The 1990s

The 1990s began with some award-winning masterpieces, followed by international films that would shape the future of the genre.

Cinema Gothic: The 1940s

Even as the world faced its own terrors with the most expansive war in history, Hollywood continued to make modes of escape, even if it had to slash budgets to do so. Smaller budgets, however, did not prevent some real gems from emerging.

Cinema Gothic: The 1930s (part 1)

There is one decade where I could not possibly narrow down my selected films to five. The 1930s were the heyday of the horror film and, for this reason, it alone earns two posts.

And then… life happened.

I was going to do a post every day of this week here in recognition of Holy Week and how it has been interpreted in art and theology. However, on Tuesday, the mother of a very dear friend suddenly passed away. This situation has rightfully taken preeminence in my thoughts and actions, including tomorrow, when…

Passion Week

Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, beings Passion Week (or Holy Week) in the Western Christian calendar. I will be blogging through the week, reflecting on the significance of the days, the ways broader Christianity commemorates this week, and particularly how it has been expressed in artwork.

Good Friday

But he was pierced for our transgressions, tortured for our iniquities; the chastisement he bore is health for us and by his scourging we are healed. We had all strayed like sheep, each of us had gone his own way; but the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all. – Isaiah 53:55-6, New…