When I was a seminary student, a TV show about TV shows kept me balanced.
The Soup was a weekly show on the E! network that recapped some of television's most ridiculous, cringe-inducing, and hilarious moments. From reality TV to game shows to soap operas, nothing was safe from the watchful eye of The Soup's writers. I looked forward to my pre-DVR, pre-streaming days of sitting down each weekend to watch The Soup Read More
This Is Us tells a really good story.
And a good story, founded in love and meaning, makes you feel not like an observer but like part of "us"--part of a community that draws you outside of yourself.
A good story deserves good, focused attention.
A good story brings out the best in us.
A good story draws us back to the old, old story of Jesus and his love. Read More
When Jesus commanded onlookers to unbind the resurrected Lazarus, it's easy for us 21st century readers to imagine a hub of excitement and dancing and celebration around the miracle man. But unbinding takes time. Unbinding requires intention so as not to further hurt the one who has been bound. Read More