This Week In Whiteness

This is the first installment of what I fear will be an ongoing series.  At the end of our review of the film 12 Years A Slave, I made a case that there is a deep and central ongoing problem related to race in this country - that we don't quite know how to get at. Now, some of you may be thinking … Read more about This Week In Whiteness

12 Years A Slave: Movie Review and Theological Reflection

Bo sat down with J. Ryan Parker last month after they were given a sneak-peek at the movie 12 Years A Slave. After a review of the merits in the movie-making elements of the film, the talk turns theological.  If you haven't seen the movie, you may want to skip to the 13-14 minutes mark to avoid … Read more about 12 Years A Slave: Movie Review and Theological Reflection

Homosexuality: the difference between TV and Greek Tragedy

Blogging is a fascinating way to interact with people over an issue or topic. Once in while a blog will unexpectedly come back to life after months of lying dormant. It usually happens when A) somebody references it month later B) when the topic hits the news again. The dying embers leap back to … Read more about Homosexuality: the difference between TV and Greek Tragedy

A Pope from the Southern Hemisphere! This is a game-changer

For those of us from missionary backgrounds, we have saying (myself for almost 2 decades) that if when the Catholic Church elects a pope from the Southern Hemisphere - S. America, Africa, Asia, or Islands - that is would be a game changer.  Well that has happened.   Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina … Read more about A Pope from the Southern Hemisphere! This is a game-changer

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