“I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston

By Joe LaGuardia In the wake of last week’s domestic terrorist attack against Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show delivered an extemporaneous monologue. Stewart said that he was unable to focus on prepping for his show all day, and he did not have any jokes to tell. “I got nothing,” StewartContinue reading ““I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston”

Advent is a season of anticipation and hope

Churches following the lectionary (a group of Scripture lessons determined by the Christian calendar) may take note of the odd fact that the scriptures in Advent focus not on the birth narratives of Jesus but on his second coming, what Jeremiah calls the coming “day of the Lord” (Jeremiah 33:14). This Sunday’s epistle lesson (the second SundayContinue reading “Advent is a season of anticipation and hope”