Blaming the Africans: Cultural Imperialism and the Meeting of the Primates

Sally Struthers was the first to introduce me to Africa. She told me that while 70 cents would garner me a coke, that same two quarters and four nickels could feed an African. My next memory of Africa comes from watching the rise and fall of that famed warrior Shaka Zulu. In the movie,  his … More Blaming the Africans: Cultural Imperialism and the Meeting of the Primates

We can’t stay here: The energy of Easter (Mark 16:1-8)

It might seem a small matter to you, but the last few months I have sat on the couch with my seven-year-old son and four-year-old daughter and read to them sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, page by page from my favorite epic: the lord of the rings. Do not worry this is not yet … More We can’t stay here: The energy of Easter (Mark 16:1-8)

The Liturgy and the Tomb: in praise of Anglicanism and Jerusalem

One of the reasons I became an Anglican was the subtle mysticism of the liturgy. In my former days as a Baptist I knew when to expect the Holy Spirit to show up: the climax of the sermon or the third stanza of a good hymn. As the pastor worked his way towards the conclusion of a … More The Liturgy and the Tomb: in praise of Anglicanism and Jerusalem