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Passing on What We Receive

When my daughters tell a story, characters from the Bible and Disney mingle with family members

Easter is bonkers

God despises bores. Easter reminds us of this. Put the redemption of the world into our hands, and we’d come up with something unimaginative, uninspiring, and probably much too believable.

Stories and counterculture: Star Wars, Vikings, and Gaiman’s Neverwhere

These three artifacts of pop culture embody the immense yearning of the human heart for meaningful story. And they show that the Church should abandon any attempt to fit its story into the story of the dominant culture.

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation

There’s a distinction between playing the game and knowing the game. Being “right” about the nature of the Dark Side was important for how roleplaying worked, but it wasn’t the point of the game The point was doing the good, given the constraints of the story.


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