Drinking Coke with Lacan: the quest for THE can

The Coca-Cola company’s recent advertising campaign is nothing short of brilliant. Drink not just any coke, but drink the one made for you, your friends, even your soulmate. Brilliant. Nothing brings the world together like the combination of aluminum, acidic water, and high fructose corn syrup. In one fell swoop, they have conjured up anContinue reading “Drinking Coke with Lacan: the quest for THE can”

Why in the Hell does Hell Matter? Moltmann helps us think the bad place

Christianity is a religion of hope, unless of course your hope is in hell, in which case hell is your hope as the binary opposite of its cohort heaven. Hell is necessary because heaven is; one is not intelligible without the other. But what is that really animates this our idea of hell and whyContinue reading “Why in the Hell does Hell Matter? Moltmann helps us think the bad place”

Sex is Divine: Zizek, Jayadeva and the radicality of Incarnation

When the falsely innocent Christlike figure of pure suffering and sacrifice for oursake tells us: “I want nothing from you!” fails miserably – we should not forget that these are the exact words used by the Priest to designate the court in Kafka’s Trial: “The court wants nothing from you.”  When the falsely innocent ChristlikeContinue reading “Sex is Divine: Zizek, Jayadeva and the radicality of Incarnation”

When Writing is Impossible

Words, like statuesque monuments of brick and mortar foreclosed by economic eras past, struggle in vain to rise out of the rubble of their origins…stretching to the surface to breath, like Pauline prayers of souls that can only speak with moans. Recently, I have found that it is difficult to write, difficult to even produceContinue reading “When Writing is Impossible”

Shiny New Humans: A Story & Theology of Personhood

The walls to the lunchroom were tattered and torn.  It gave the feel of a war zone; it was.  Just not the kind most people imagine. Floor tiles along the corridor were chipped and worn.  The smell of paint filled the air, as if chemical warfare was present and I would stumble into a trenchContinue reading “Shiny New Humans: A Story & Theology of Personhood”

Jesus is NOT the “reason for the season”

  First, there is Christmas… Then, there is farce… The subtle denial of a Holy-day that is held delicately in the balance of adoration and consumption, with the latter giving way to our actions while the former  is trapped in our sensibilities. Our very way of celebrating it dialectically usurping its truest image. As weContinue reading “Jesus is NOT the “reason for the season””

Why You should Love Antiquarian Books

A prerequisite to loving old books is, of course, an enjoyment for reading. One can appreciate old books, collect old books, and admire the architecture of their spines and ornate cover designs without reading. But this is to love the value of the books or their aesthetic appeal. This is not the same as lovingContinue reading “Why You should Love Antiquarian Books”

Thinking Tombstones & the Grave

Graveyards, Tombstones…the speck of infinity wherein time has stopped. Here one is able to notice an era of foregone lives and remembrance that is now only marked by stones that are too large to move and to irrelevant to demand attention.  Some stones have been pushed over, some broken in half; others have crumbled fromContinue reading “Thinking Tombstones & the Grave”

A Poetic Essay: Writing Love & Poetry with Cixous

Helene Cixous, the philosopher, writer, thinker, novelist, poet…one with the uncanny ability to grasp the impossible and poetically narrate newer possibilities. As Derrida describes of her, “A poet-thinker, very much a poet and very much a thinker.” She writes the kind of poetry that describes the conversant and then leaves one asking, “what just happened?”Continue reading “A Poetic Essay: Writing Love & Poetry with Cixous”

Exchanging the Resurrection for the Soul

“I am concerned with Christ as He appears in the Gospels, taking the Gospel narrative as it stands, and there one does find some things that do not seem to be very wise. For one thing, he certainly thought that His second coming would occur in clouds of glory before the death of all theContinue reading “Exchanging the Resurrection for the Soul”

From The Pew

A Layman's Look At The Gospel

Flora Fiction

Creative Space + Literary Magazine

The Bibliofile

Book Reviews, Books, Bestsellers, Literary Fiction

BeautyBeyondBones

Because we’re all recovering from something.

bookconscious

"Books are humanity in print." Barbara Tuchman

existentialmoonwalking

A few impossible things before breakfast are always on the menu.

Christian Apparel | Christian T-Shirts - Godinterest

Share the life changing Gospel message found in Jesus Christ through Christian clothing!

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Almost Chosen People

A blog about American History, and the development of a great Nation

Victoria Elizabeth Ann

Leader. Writer. Employee Development Specialist.

COOL MEDIUM

Media, Space, Technology

Lynette Noni

Embrace The Wonder

Malcolm Guite

Blog for poet and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite

WHEN THE WHORLS FUSE

REALITY IS MARVELOUS

The Charnel-House

From Bauhaus to Beinhaus

Damyanti Biswas

For lovers of reading, crime writing, crime fiction

Surviving A Loss

Losing a son to suicide

Christianity in the 21st Century

The Search for Truth and Meaning as a 21st century Christian