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Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

It was April Fools’ Day recently. In an absolute monarchy, the jester (the fool) could communicate information to the monarch that other people, if they did this, would lose their head for. In a democracy, a political cartoonist or a late-night TV comedian has this role of a jester (a fool). A cartoon can convey… Continue Reading

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Another Lifestyle Option

Another Lifestyle Option

I have previously suggested that the community that gathers around this site could purchase a home (see here; also here). Don’t ask me how (because I seriously cannot remember) but I recently stumbled upon a monastery for sale. It is on the site of a hermitage dating back to the fifth century. But now with… Continue Reading

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The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament [NON-USA Format / PAL / Region 4 The Brand New Testament ( Le tout nouveau testament ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import – United Kingdom If your piety allows for no humour around images of God – don’t watch this movie where God lives in Brussels and is a grumpy… Continue Reading

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John Cleese – Church of JC Capitalist

John Cleese – Church of JC Capitalist

God has a sense of humour, and our sense of humour lightly mirrors God’s. The best humour is that which reveals truth about ourselves, and the Bible is full of humour – much of which many people miss because they eschew laughter with spirituality – or are just plain scared of the truth about themselves… Continue Reading

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Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

The irony of going to the Coen Brothers’ movie Hail, Caesar! was that it was preceded by a trailer for a “religious” film coming out by Easter, Risen. The religiously-motivate Risen is about a Roman soldier, at the time of Christ, coming to terms with who Jesus is. I have been sorely disappointed with recent… Continue Reading

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Monty Python’s Life of Jesus

Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian by Joan E. Taylor (Editor) Bloomsbury T&T Clark (September 10, 2015) 304 pages No – this is not quite a book review, because I’ve only just bought the book! But I am excited about the idea and, glancing at… Continue Reading

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Priest or Spy

Priest or Spy

I saw the movie Spectre recently. It had the fascinating exchange: Madeleine Swann: Why, given every other possible option, does a man choose the life of a paid assassin? James Bond: Well, it was that or the priesthood. Connections have been made with films before. Men in black – Protecting the Earth from the scum… Continue Reading

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