21 posts tagged christianity
I am officially hooked on Preacher by Ennis & Dillon: its narrative, characters, and transcendence. It deserves its place in the canon of sequential art. Reverend Jesse Custer, his lover Tulip, and friend Cassidy the vampire — or whatever the heck he is — make up a story so out of this world it will not let you go. And yes: some time ago I put The Goon on a pedestal as one of the comic anti-heroes of all time, but how about The Saint of Killers? Awesome!
Anyway: I like the way in which Ennis & Dillon use a typeface trick from some of the English translations of the Bible: all words spoken by Jesus Christ — like those spoken on behalf of Genesis by Jesse — are printed in red. This panel is from Preacher #37, when Jesse drops himself off an airplane.
Hat tip to White Noise.
Invincible is beginning to grow on me. I like Kirkman’s writing and Ottley’s art is fantastic at times, esp his fights. These panels are from the back story of #27 and introduce a super-priest (or smtg) into the Invincible-universe. I began to wonder how many men of cloth there are with superpowers in the comic/graphic novel-genre?
This deeply theologised rethinking of international relations is intellectually refreshing and exciting, and in a way is much more realistic than the mainstream program of social and political science backed by an alleged ‘methodological atheism’.
Michael Peterson on a number of questions regarding C.S. Lewis, esp on his conversion from atheism to Christianity.
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 community of faith these days. They’re not looking for absolution from their sins. They’re not looking for a golden ticket to eternal salvation. They’re looking for the very things I mentioned above that are lacking: meaning, belonging, connection.
Ditto Brett McCracken:
many films throughout cinema history have actually provided rich, artful portraits of faith. The following is a list of 33 films that take faith seriously; films I believe every Christian should make a point to see.
Gary Habermas has completed the most comprehensive investigation to date on what scholars believe about the Ressurection. Habermas collected more than 1,400 of the most critical scholarly works on the Resurrection written from 1975 to 2003. In The Risen Jesus and Future Hope, Habermas reports…