Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives

I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives

10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors

I’ve written plenty about C.S. Lewis, whose writings — fiction and nonfiction alike — have challenged, sharpened, and encouraged my faith more than any other Christian author. But I haven’t spent as much time on some of the many other Christian authors whose writing has expanded my view of God and helped me live my … More 10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors

Uncomfortable Parts of Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”

Meghan Trainor, the smash hit singer behind “All About That Bass,” has officially found her future husband. The artist got engaged to Daryl Sabara (of Spy Kids) over the holiday. Much excite. So celebrity. Such romance. Naturally, I (and, judging from the YouTube comments, other people also) re-watched the “Dear Future Husband” music video, and as … More Uncomfortable Parts of Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”

Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?

The CW’s expanding collection of DC Comics shows have been my favorite for a while. I’ve deeply admired the ways showrunner Greg Berlanti and his staff write strong female characters, aren’t afraid to have POC love interests, and have — again and again — cast their shows with actors who more accurately reflect the ethnic diversity … More Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?