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  • Whatever Happened to Saint Nicholas?

    Whatever Happened to Saint Nicholas?3

    How did a fourth-century, heretic-slapping bishop from Southern Turkey wind up being a fat, Coca-Cola-swigging American elf? Saint Nicholas was born into a wealthy Christian family in the third century. His parents died in a plague, and having inherited the family fortune, he decided to obey the radical call of Christ and give it to

  • Marilyn Monroe and the Mother Goddess

    Marilyn Monroe and the Mother Goddess0

    • December 31, 2019

    At present I’m researching a project about Marilyn Monroe, and to get it right, I’m not only reading the biographies but watching the films in which she appeared. Try as she might, the poor woman had a very limited range as an actress and was never cast in a role other than that of the

  • The Return of the Native

    The Return of the Native0

    The essential error of the modernist theologians who pushed their agenda at the Amazonian synod is that they have fallen for the myth of the noble savage. But both the noble savage and the urban savage are simplistic generalities: They express a truth and a lie at the same time. The recent Amazonian synod in

  • The Batman and Tolkien’s Batman

    The Batman and Tolkien’s Batman0

    While we continue to marvel at the steady stream of superheroes being pumped out in comics and movies, I am more interested in ordinary heroes. The ordinary hero is the man or woman behind the scenes. They are the ones who play the steady, supporting role. Natural second fiddles, they are the loyal retainers who


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