What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.

“Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth,” observed Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, and after watching the latest iteration of the iconic dark detective superhero in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, I certainly agree. I found the film exceeded my expectations, especially since I wasn’t initially impressed with the casting … Continue reading What is disguised but never lies? Lessons from The Batman.

Hoodie with a hole in the heart: Trayvon Martin Ten Years Later.

Trayvon Martin's hoodie with a bullet hole through the heart is now displayed in the African American History Museum. This is a reminder of the tragic death of a promising young man some ten years ago, because someone thought him not worthy to walk through a specific neighborhood. In the ten years since his death, … Continue reading Hoodie with a hole in the heart: Trayvon Martin Ten Years Later.

The “Ninety-nine” doesn’t exist

I was struck today while rereading the parable of the lost sheep, that traditional notions of evangelism in the modern iterations of Christianity often get the concept wrong. If you are unfamiliar with the story Jesus tells in Luke 15, here it is in the language of Eugene Peterson's The Message with the context of … Continue reading The “Ninety-nine” doesn’t exist