Religion, Politics, & More Non-Cinema Writings
“Catholic Discordance” is an essential read to comprehending the Catholic Church in America and a neoconservative trend within it that rejects certain magisterial teachings.Keep reading
On Monday, I rode in an Uber from a small town in northern Massachusetts just outside of the New Hampshire border back to Boston. My driver was a Cambodian man who spoke to me at lengths about his favorite quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and the Prophet Muhammad. He shared his story…Keep reading
A man, possibly a Sufi, in traditional red Ottoman clothing looks in dismay at a series of small nuisances in the form of tortoises. His musical instruments—a traditional drum and flute—aren’t adequate for the task of taming reptiles. “The Tortoise Trainer,” or Kaplumbağa Terbiyecisi (1906), was painted by the Ottoman intellectual Osman Hamdi Bey a…Keep reading
We are doomed and we know it.Keep reading
Last August, I wrote a harsh, though earnest, reflection on the required reading for a religion degree at Calvin for my first blog post on the post calvin. It simply wasn’t diverse enough during my time at Calvin. A year into a graduate program studying theology, my musings from last August still ring true, and I’d…Keep reading
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