Transforming Weltschmerz

The phrase “crisis of faith” may not exactly inspire action movie music, but it deserves at least one stirring montage: the conflicted believer on his knees, struggling to pray; the drone of a priest’s sermon barely heard as tears slide down the doubter’s cheeks; maybe a visit to the grave of a loved one, or…

Transforming Fellowship

Bart Simpson is playing a video game called “Billy Graham’s Bible Busters,” in which you shoot crosses at heathens to convert them to Christianity. Rod and Todd, the neighbour kids, observe his progress. “I got one!” Bart cries. “No, you just winged him,” Replies Rod, “Now he’s a Unitarian.” I remember chuckling at this gag,…