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That Empty Church in Rural Maryland

I’ve been driving by this church for some several years now on my annual drives down to rural Maryland. This time there was time to get out of the car to get a feel for the place. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Green Country Churches (Darlington, MD)

Dating back to the 1850s and 1870s, the construction of these old churches in Darlington, MD, a rural pocket in the northeast of the state, are diminutive in scale. Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches and a Quaker Meeting House in … Continue reading

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(Pasolini) Hardscrabble Religious Image (The Gospel According to St. Mathew)

I think one could reasonably argue that in modern art, including cinema, including cinema that touches upon “the spiritual in art,” the background frames are more important than the figures operating on the foreground. The ones that grabbed me most … Continue reading

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A Christian-Pagan Philosophy of Life (“What Now? Remind Me”) (Joaquim Pinto) 

Joaquim Pinto’s Portuguese language film What Now? Remind Me is too big a film to lend itself to a narrative or scene-by-scene exposition. Along with a conversation with the director, it was screened as a plenary session at “The Place … Continue reading

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Christa, and Queer and Other Icons at St John the Divine

I went too late to see the Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies on view at St John the Divine. But Christa is still up there, installed over the altar, as well as these other icons. About the Christa image as a … Continue reading

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Choose Life: Deuteronomy and Environmentalism

Originally posted on affecognitive:
We just passed the sixth Sunday after Epiphany and I find that the well-known injunction from Deuteronomy—“Choose life so that you and your descendants may live”—falls easily into the slipstream of the review I am organizing…

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Jesus & Donald (Trump)

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