If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#3): Jesus is Like a Crazy Farmer

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This is the third in a series of posts where I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks, in which he Educates people in God’s new Design for a world that runs on the Technology called love.  This post is an interpretive paraphrase of Matthew 13. ————————————— I often get asked:  Since parables are so easy to misunderstand, why do I use them so [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day: The Myth of Love and Desire

Illustration by Susan Drawbaugh

The most recent short lived celebrity marriage lasted only two weeks: Rachel Snider is filing for divorce from Terrell Owens, claiming he only married her for her money. Yet, in announcing her plans to divorce Terrell, Rachel says this of their relationship: “I really valued his love and friendship for 5 years. Out of the [Read More...]

Dieting to Extremes: Anorexia, Mimetic Desire and the Death of Isabelle Caro

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Are you on a diet now? Are you starting one tomorrow? Dieting is a preoccupation for most of us, the result of living in a land in which we are bombarded with two competing messages: advertisements of often irresistible foodstuffs and media idols celebrated for their svelte figures. Some of us manage to lose some [Read More...]


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