Tag: narrative

Heroes, Villains, and [Meta-]Narratives

Have I mentioned lately that I really enjoy my job?  As James K.A. Smith has recently noted on Twitter, his job (mine is very similar) is such that he receives a paycheck every month for re-visiting Plato’s dialogues with students.  For someone like me (and presumably like Smith), that’s pretty cool. Another groovy thing about…

Change and Hope: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 10 February 2013

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 10 February 2013 (Transfiguration Sunday, Year C) Exodus 34:29-35  • Psalm 99  • 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2  • Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a) Returning to this episode in the gospels reminds me that I’ve now been preaching weekly (and perhaps weakly) for more than a calendar year, an experience that I do not regret, even as it comes to…

The Independence of Characters: Another Response to Sam Mulberry

So, we got some interesting email comments this week from Sam Mulberry, which Nate explains at the beginning of his own response post. (Go ahead and read it, if you haven’t yet. I’ll wait!) Sam makes some important distinctions between sports and art, the chief of which is the relationship of final outcomes with a…

Statistics and Narrative: A Response to Sam Mulberry

After the Christian Humanist Podcast’s episode on sports (available via the RSS feed, if you just click on it…), Sam Mulberry of Bethel University and CWC: The Radio Show emailed us here at CHB with some very interesting thoughts on differences between sports and literature on a metaphysical level.  I’ll say in advance that, when…

Getting the Story Right: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 21 February 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for 21 February 2010 (Lent, Year C) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 •  Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 •  Romans 10:8b-13 •  Luke 4:1-13 I’m a bit ashamed to admit that, although I could probably recite from memory the “Wandering Aramean Creed,” as I sometimes call it, this is the first time I’ve noted its ritual context.  Because it’s…