vesper with bread and honey. John Hardt picked up the guitar.
Last week, I shared this (regarding Brathwaite), with my students: I got that from the amazing Robert Antoni. In the context … Continue reading
Here are Sunday’s readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (as compiled and contextualized by Vanderbilt University). Here are some reflections made in preparation for leading one of the adult ed sessions at First Presbyterian on these texts. Here’s the resource … Continue reading
Last week I said that for purely financial reasons, Disney needs your kids to play football. Disney (parent of ESPN) needs to keep ESPN from executing journalistic excellence in the wake of the NFL’s CTE scandal and the mounting evidence that feeder systems from Pop Warner to the NCAA are playing with very real fire.
This week, we learned that recording artist M.I.A. is being sued by the NFL for breaching a good faith agreement about the respectability level of her performance alongside Madonna at last year’s Super Bowl. M.I.A’s lawyer, Howard King, had this to say (which ESPN, to their credit, delighted in sharing):
“Of course, the NFL’s claimed reputation for wholesomeness is hilarious in light of the weekly felonies committed by its stars, the bounties placed by coaches on opposing players, the homophobic and racist comments uttered by its players, the complete disregard for the health of players and the premature deaths that have resulted from same, and the raping of public entities ready to sacrifice public funds to attract teams.”
This fall, First Presbyterian Church is following the Revised Common Lectionary, joining with tens of thousands of Christian bodies across the globe in the reading of common Scripture every Sunday. Moreover, sermons will be based on selections from the lectionary, … Continue reading
I know, I know. He’s the leader of a global religion and an antiquarian nation-state. The Catholic Church is rife with problems, scandals, and inconsistencies. The man is, as he says, a sinner. (Maybe it’s the Mdiv/MFA in me, … Continue reading
And we don’t get any, you know, healthcare for it. This video is crazy.
I don’t care what you think of Keith Olbermann. He’s right on the money about this. Yesterday, I published a piece on Huffington using ESPN and sports coverage as a frame for the problem of churn in modern media. It … Continue reading
I love or have loved certain things about ESPN for almost 20 years. Before the 1994 MLB strike, it was SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. Since the mid-2000′s it’s been Cold Pizza/First Take. This piece by James Andrew Miller, Steve Eder, … Continue reading
On Sunday night, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Mary Mikhael, former president of the Near East School of Theology, speak from first-hand experience about the war in Syria. I’m more convinced than ever that American military strikes should … Continue reading
In Detroit, there is no money for public services, but $650 million for a hockey arena. Cleveland Frowns with his take. What do you think about all of this neoliberalism? The town I live in is banking on hockey and … Continue reading
Really good. Various places.