Daily Archives: July 20, 2008

Severe Hawkeye: Albrecht Durer Paints His 70 Year Old Father

  “Marble heavy, a bag full of God.” –Sylvia Plath, “Daddy”

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History, Myth, or Something in Between: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about the Genre of the Gospels, But Were Afraid to Ask

When we look at the gospels, an important literary question that immediately confronts us is this: What genre (broadly speaking) are they written in? In other words, are we reading history, myth, or some combination of the two? Obviously, such … Continue reading

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“Hip”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  beneath the sour apple tree   you will knob my more of tone and fin   we will bop and lie in wraps and yalp   and moan   your ribs i’ll finger like a harp   and you … Continue reading

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Blame it On the God of Poetry?: Is an Emotionally Charged Metaphor the Real Reason You Say That You Believe in God—Or Say That You Don’t?

Is metaphor-charged experience behind the power of conversion? When the Apostle Paul, in Romans 1:18-20, says that God reveals himself “plainly” to us by a direct apprehension of nature and the heavens, might we shift focus and have an equally visceral … Continue reading

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“Nothing Staged Can Stay”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  before the night’s glittering black curtain   the Father of dung   beatles moves the moon

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