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Keep Christianity Strange

For many Christians, the perennial temptation to immanentize the eschaton has become so familiar it is often invisible. In Midnight Mass, the trope of vampirism splashes that invisible temptation with vivid blood, and we are reminded that chiliastic labor only builds kingdoms of hell. Continue Reading »

Popery and Sedition

Gunpowdera miniseries created by ronan bennett, kit harrington, and daniel westbbc one Though its preeminence has been challenged in recent years, the Gunpowder Plot remains the most famous terrorist conspiracy in England’s history. A group of English Catholics, disillusioned by years of punitive . . . . Continue Reading »

Neither Pop Nor Culture

Let me begin with a confession. I spent almost a half century producing pop culture, mostly for television. This admission is an act of penance but also suggests a degree of generational responsibility. Maybe a half century in the entertainment industry isn’t sufficient for a full understanding, . . . . Continue Reading »

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