The Dude Abides and So Must We @ Wedgewords →
A wonderful article on an interesting book about the theology of The Dude. Apparently he is a lamed-vavnik, a figure from Jewish legend: In short, the lamed-vavnik is a sort of suffering servant, vicariously bearing the troubles of the world around him, holding it together by his simple life and prayers. The Jewish legend locates the origin of this concept in Lot’s life in Sodom and Gomorrah....
A Theology of America's Zombie Apocalypse @ The... →
Interesting piece!: But with our highly mobile lifestyles, fractured nuclear families and rapidly accelerating schedules, we wander through life sometimes not unlike the waking dead. We’re surrounded by people all day, every day, and yet we long for connection. We want to feel something. We crave meaning. […] [T]here is a common thread among nearly everyone who finds their way to a...