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The Folly Of God | Reflections & Notes

June 13, 2017

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John D. Caputo.¬†The Folly Of God: A Theology of the Unconditional. Polebridge Press, 2016. Richard M. Allen of Religious Theory review; CRI article by Hank Hanegraaff; Currents in Catholic Thought review; Derek Rishmawy review. Reflections I have considered–through personal contemplation and communal observation–the concept of “God” to be on retreat in recent years in the […]

Hillbilly Elegy | Notes & Reflections

June 10, 2017

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J. D. Vance.¬†Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. HarperCollins, 2016. (264 pages) Introduction So I didn’t write this book because I’ve accomplished something extraordinary. I wrote this book because I’ve achieved something quite ordinary, which doesn’t happen to most kids who grow up like me. (1) I want people to […]

Homecoming King | Reflections

June 7, 2017

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2017. TV-MA. “Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.” “Your courage to do what’s right has to be greater than your fear of getting hurt.” Brilliant. While ‘the Puritan’ will have difficulty wading through the profanity, the viewer looking […]