Concerning Myth and Miracles

One of the fun things about blogging is the fact that I'm always getting in trouble, one way or the other.Here's my latest infraction — on Thursday when I wrote about the Annunciation, I dared to say "Whether the Annunciation be a miracle or a myth, it’s a powerful story that is well worth our consideration." This was too much for a reader named Andy who commented: I’ve been following your blog with interest for a few weeks now, but I suppose I finally see I’m just in the wrong place when you f … [Read more...]

Go Ask Alice

We saw Alice in Wonderland Saturday evening. It's getting lukewarm reviews and that's pretty much how I feel about it. Of course, it was visually rich, and even without the obligatory presence of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, it had Tim Burton's fingerprints all over it. It kind of felt like last year's Star Trek reboot — a chance to see familiar characters interpreted in interesting new ways. Unfortunately, where Alice fails is in the story. Other critics have complained that it feels t … [Read more...]