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Category Archives: Controversial Art
Jesus and chocolate. I love both. So when I heard the song “Chocolate Jesus” for the first time last week (on a podcast about religious kitsch), it sounded yummy. The song is satirical, but as I listened to it, I … Continue reading
Provoking discussion, that is. Last April I wrote about a sculpture by Timothy Schmalz that depicts Jesus as a homeless man on a street bench. Well, another cast of it has been purchased by and installed outside St. Alban’s Episcopal … Continue reading
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples that whenever they feed or clothe or do any kindness to those in need, they are really feeding and clothing and doing that kindness to him. Inspired by this passage, Canadian … Continue reading
In the book trailer below for Selling Water by the River, author Shane Hipps offers an analogy that seems lovely at first and does have some truth in it but which I believe is problematic in several ways. The … Continue reading