Caption Needed

Diana Butler Bass shared this image on social media: All-purpose, go-to question: Can you imagine if President Obama had done this? (Whatever it is that he is doing….) pic.twitter.com/BroLVDTdp8 — Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) May 22, 2017 I’m very curious to learn about the actual ceremony, but I think it will be more fun to [Read More…]

Welcoming Strangers, Finding Brothers and Sisters

There are several upcoming events in Indianapolis related to refugees and justice, a subject that has been very much on my mind, as I’ll be teaching a course that will run over the entirety of the next academic year, in parallel with the Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs, the theme of which for [Read More…]

Stop Excusing Evil

Laura Robinson wrote on Facebook: You know, whenever Trump’s at his usual evil worst, I’m not even that angry at him. I’ve known what Trump was since I was eleven years old and saw him on television. I’ve never expected him to be anything else. The people I really get mad at are the people [Read More…]

Jesus vs. the GOP

The contrasting quotes come via Jonathan Bernier on Facebook. In making the meme, I chose two images of Jesus interacting with people with preexisting conditions. [Read more…]

Butler University Course to Teach “Strategies of Resistance” against Trumpism

Even the Daily Mail is reporting on a course at Butler University that explores the election of Donald Trump and strategies for resistance. It is ironic that the article (and the conservative blog posts it is based on) views the offering of such a course as somehow against the spirit of inclusivity. If I may (in the [Read More…]

Harder Than I Thought

This morning the two recent statements by president Donald Trump coalesced in my mind into a single meme. I hope it manages to make its point well. If you like it, please share it!  If you are from outside the United States and I need to explain the background to the joke, here it is. [Read More…]

This Section Made Possible By…

Via Paul Barford. I love that the cartoon alludes to phrasing commonly encountered on PBS shows, which Donald Trump would likewise like to see cut. And I lament the fact that this cartoon, and its allusions, are necessary. Just as I lament the fact that the next section of the wall could carry similar signage [Read More…]

Jesus and Paul of Ryan

Nicholas Kristof has depicted a conversation between Jesus and Paul Ryan. Here is an excerpt: Click through to read the rest in the New York Times. [Read more…]

More Fake News in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Another meme exploring what inappropriate counterclaims of “fake news” and other distraction tactics might sound like in the Star Wars universe.   [Read more…]

Do You Renounce Satan?

From Bill Bramhall in the New York Daily News. It is symptomatic of the transformation of “faith” into mere assent to propositions, that all kinds of people have said, as part of a baptismal ceremony, that they renounce or reject Satan and all his works. And yet they seem to have given no thought whatsoever to [Read More…]