Are There Pets in Heaven?

A member of our church died and was cremated and then had her ashes blended with the ashes of her dog that had died and was cremated a year earlier. Another member of our church brought his five year old son to see me because the boy had told him that, “more than anything in [Read More…]

Wendell Berry, the Afterlife, and the Judgment of God

Part 4: Progressive Reflections on Traditional Christian Themes Wendell Berry’s novel, A World Lost, is a story about a family coping with the death of one of their own. In the final chapter, Berry reflects on the manner of man he was. This meditation gives way to a reflection on death as a pathway into [Read More…]

The Castration Of God

We are in danger of losing everything: the threat is that we will be reduced to abstract subjects devoid of all substantial content, dispossessed of our symbolic substance, our genetic base heavily manipulated, vegetating in an unlivable environment. – Zizek Atheist philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek is talking of the inherent problems with capitalism [Read More…]


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