Amos 5: Convicting an Unjust Society that Thinks it’s Following God Pretty Freaking Well

In the time of the prophet Amos, Israel — God’s chosen nation — thought it was doing a pretty good job following God. The Israelites worshipped God in their holy cities, offered sacrifices, and had great worship music. They celebrated all the religious holidays. They were solemn and devout during religious services. So when God … More Amos 5: Convicting an Unjust Society that Thinks it’s Following God Pretty Freaking Well

“Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” — Batman Rewatch 2018

Holy flashbacks, Batman! I was raised on Adam West and Burt Ward’s Batman TV series. Every time we visited my grandparents’, my grandpa produced a new video tape of episodes he’d been taping since our last visit. The 1960s show — in all its unapologetically campy and cheesy brilliance — is one of the earliest shows … More “Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” — Batman Rewatch 2018

Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives

I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives