KILLING GODS IN THE DESERT

In Roman culture, the first “atheists” were these peculiar Christian types. They rejected the influence of the gods in their lives, a kind of fulfilled Socratic vision with the Nazarene, Jesus, at the center. This was the pre-Christian world; a world filled with pagan idolatry and sexual governance because most of these Roman gods contained some…

Remembering Harper Lee

How many of us first encountered the idea of Atticus and didn’t feel the desire to be him, in some way, or some form? How many of us felt the sting of injustice, but the youthful innocence necessary at the end of an experience? How many of us first learned of the indignity of poverty…