Tag: allegory

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #144: Allegory

David Grubbs holds forth with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about allegory, both as a mode of reading and as a literary genre. The debate hinges on what terms mean in which contexts: is a literary text defective because it’s an allegory, or are there good or bad allegories? Explore that and other questions with…

Can They Live?: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 27 May 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 27 May 2012 (Pentecost, Year B) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14  •  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  • Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21  • John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 The first warning I got was thus: Don’t import the Christian doctrine of Resurrection into this vision. It’s hard to do, of course, so my seminary professor was right to set us up early.  For…

The Jesus Painting I'd Like to See: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 17 April 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 17 April 2011 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 •Matthew 21:1-11 Since my birthday falls in mid-April, I’ve had birthdays that have fallen all over Holy Week.  I can remember Easter birthdays, Good Friday birthdays, Maundy Thursday birthdays, and even tax-deadline birthdays.  And this year, as I outlive Jesus by a year, my…