The fig tree

What if the fig treewas a live-streamed news reportand when Philipcalled to Nathanael,“Come and see!”it wasn’t Jesus he found but some Jesus flagsand a whole lot of Trump onesand some shirts that said“Camp Auschwitz”andSix Million Wasn’t EnoughandCivil Warnot the Captain America moviebut a remake of 1861 with gunsand flash bombsand zip tiesand gallowsand a mob […]

Magnificat, Nullius Minuat

CW: Mentions of sexual assault I wrote this Magnificat-and-not (nullius minuat) litany for a worship service first celebrated December 31, 2017. The sermon is titled, “Magnificat and #MeToo”. It is a call and response between the Magnificat of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) and an imagined response by Tamar, daughter of David, after she was raped by […]

Hans is us: the complexity of Frozen’s villainous prince

Prince Hans waving

Prince Hans of the Southern Isles is either the most underhanded of Disney villains, or the most unjustly accused. The dashing prince, who is set up as a hero for so much of 2013’s Frozen, takes a heel turn so suddenly that it spawned fan conspiracy theories across the Web. (Steve Wetherell and Brendan McGinley […]

Deconstruction and Parenting: King Agnarr in Frozen II

Frozen II King Agnarr

Deconstruction represents the process by which we start to pull at the threads of harmful patterns and beliefs that we have inherited, sometimes over generations. For many, deconstruction includes the role and value of children and proper discipline. In faith communities, it often involves questioning the identity and demeanor of the God we have received. […]