Theology & The Church

Holy days and holidays, from Epiphany to Songkran

We measure time by the holidays, don’t we? As soon as Halloween is over, my kids begin asking whose house we’re going to for Thanksgiving and start circling toys in the Christmas ads from the paper. Days after Christmas, Valentine’s Day products are on the shelves in all the stores.…  [more]

Jane the Virgin’s deterministic comedy

Virgin birth may seem like an odd subject for a comedy, but Jane the Virgin is no ordinary comedy. In fact, it’s a little miracle. To tell its sensationalist story of a young woman (Gina Rodriguez) from a devout Catholic family who is artificially inseminated by mistake during a gynecologist’s…  [more]

The liturgical nature of National Novel Writing Month

My name is Chad Comello and I am a failed novelist. I’m in the midst of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which issues a lofty goal for aspiring literary types: write 50,000 words in the span of 30 days, no matter what. Budding scribes of every stripe participate in this…  [more]

Interstellar and a theology of Imax

Interstellar left me wanting in many respects, but the movie does come through in one big way. Very big. The use of large-screen Imax imagery not only nearly saves the picture, it also reveals some of the theological implications at the heart of this particular piece of movie technology. Co-written…  [more]

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