Monday, April 14, 2008

Gravity and Grace

Not sure yet if I can get to this documentary tomorrow night, but I really want to.

Unoccupied Zone:
The Impossible Life of Simone Weil

"Simone Weil was one of the most compelling and contradictory spiritual thinkers of our times. A pacifist who fought in the Spanish Civil War, a former Marxist who discovered the value in religion, a Jew and a Christian who refused to be baptized..."

by Cathy Crane

Tuesday,
April 15, 2008
7PM

Knight Gallery
Tickets at the door
$5/TLF members
$7/non-members

I first read about the life of Simone Weil in Hermenaut several years ago. Hers is a fascinating story... really points out the tragic dimensions of trying to live out the courage of your convictions.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Inspiration/Perspiration

It strikes me that I have used this blog to write more about cultural connections to religion and spirituality (and in particular, those that magnify doubt and dissent) than about my own personal experiences.

I guess this has something to do with my own comfort level, with a desire not to sound fake or deliver answers that sound easy or trite. I wrote more in this vein for the book manuscript, and it was dang hard!

Maybe in time, I'll find the inspiration to take my posts in a different direction. Or maybe that's not what this blog is supposed to be about at all.