Justin B. Fung

Tag: christ

Good Friday

Original post: April 10, 2009; repost: April 2, 2010–Good Friday. How could anything so tragic be good? [From Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, 2004.] And the account from Matthew’s Gospel (27:27-54): Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped […]

Maundy Thursday

[Nicolas Poussin. The Last Supper. 1640s. Oil on canvas. The Trustees of Rutland Trust, Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK.] Today is Maundy Thursday, aka the day we remember the Last Supper. Here’s the account from Luke’s Gospel: When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I […]

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday; today marks the start of Holy Week and commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Here’s the account from the Message paraphrase of Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 21: When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples with these instructions: “Go over to the village […]

Theologizing superheroes (or, revealing my inner geek)

Original post: December 5, 2008; repost: March 20, 2010. Last night I satisfied for a brief moment my inner comic book fanboy and watched Superman: Doomsday, the cartoon adaptation of The Death and Return of Superman series. [Some of you may be saying, “Superman died?!” Others will be rolling your eyes that I even need […]

This year, for Lent …

Welcome to Lent 2010. (For those who are unfamiliar with Lent, check out this primer from Beliefnet.) Writer extraordinaire Julie Clawson penned a great and very thought-provoking piece on just what Lent is about (which you can find on God’s Politics or on her own blog). Of particular note: Lent isn’t about denial; it is […]

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