Toy Adams has had a month long event on Imagining Jesus and he invited me to contribute. After much deliberation, this is a sample of my reflection:
We sing “God Bless America:while we point our fingers to countries, across the ocean, over there in the 2/3rd’s world and talk about their “unfreedom.”
The Gospels and the Pauline Epistles present a disturbing picture that Christendom has yet to grapple with. Jesus was a man who from his miraculous conception to his birth, in his life, and death, a man in chains.
A number of folks have asked me what my favorite Christmas movies were, and so without further ado, here they are, and why.
Region 1 DVD cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
#3. Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Without a doubt, this classic is meaningful to me. The most powerful scene has to be when Rudolf ends up on the Island of Lost Toys, the rejects of the North Pole. I like the whole message of how the marginalized are vindicated at the end. Just beautiful Christmas message, sorta like the Gospel of Luke!
1. Batman Returns. Batman Return was probably one of the best comic movies in history. I am being serious. As a ten-year old, I first saw it in theaters and it was pretty good. As I am more socially aware, I have to admit that Christopher Walken playing a sexist businessman, and Michelle Pfeiffer driven to insanity because of that sexism just was the perfect story for a movie version of Catwoman, which could have been sexually objectifying. It was progressive, and even had a literal “woman in the fridgerator” moment that confused me as a kid, but now I know why it was included. Also, the ending was just the best, I mean, Batman becoming a feminist. Just applause all around.