Mike Martinez, SJ Mar 12, 2021 Justice, Music, Pop Culture, Prayers, Spirituality, The Jesuits, Topics ~ Approx 4 mins
Have you ever prayed with rap music? Michael Martinez, SJ released a new album, “Worship Real”. The album’s fourth track, “Radical Prayer,” explores the question of how a deeper prayer life can lead us to live our Christian calling more radically.
Brent Gordon, SJ Mar 4, 2021 Catholic Writing, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction & Faith, Fiction, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins
“Beowulf,” the Old English epic, received a fresh take in a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley. It’s astounding from the very first word. Reading this updated classic raises many questions. Are we victims of fate or benefactors of Divine Providence? What makes a good person? And how do we translate ancient texts, like Beowulf or even Scripture, into modern language?
Ian Peoples Feb 26, 2021 Music, Pop Culture, Social Media ~ Approx 4 mins
What would St. Augustine have to say about freestyle rapping? It’s a remarkable talent that reveals more than just a rapper’s skills, like those showcased by the great Harry Mack. It can reveal how we are created in the image and likeness of God. And Augustine shows us how.
Jason McCreery, SJ Jan 28, 2021 Music, Pop Culture, Social Media ~ Approx 4 mins
Through all of our joys and sorrows, we use songs as a way to express ourselves and bring us together as community. Some people use the Psalms, some use sea shanties.
Brent Gordon, SJ Jan 26, 2021 Fantasy Fiction & Faith, Pop Culture, Series ~ Approx 6 mins
Fantasy and the imagination have much to contribute to our religious experience. We’re excited to announce this new series, “Fantasy, Fiction, and Faith,” that will examine imaginative literature from the lens of faith.
Sean Barry, SJ Jan 12, 2021 Art, Pop Culture, Video Games ~ Approx 4 mins
The second season of the hit manga series “The Promised Neverland” focuses on the sacrifices and risks we take for the people we love. It ultimately reminds us that we exist in and for community.
Brendan Gottschall, SJ Dec 8, 2020 Film, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins
Netflix drama “Hillbilly Elegy” has received criticism for its portrayal of rural poverty in the US, while the Korean poverty-themed film, “Parasite,” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. What’s the difference between the two?
Eric Immel, SJ Jul 28, 2020 Music, Pop Culture ~ Approx 5 mins
Taylor Swift’s folklore is a welcome surprise during a long, overwhelming summer. It’s different from her other efforts, but it’s more than an indie album. Rather, it’s an invitation to see the evolution of an artist and feel something deeply.