The Hunger Games, the Tea Party, and the Misuse of Texts

I read in The Economist about the Tea Party’s recently released trailer that seems modeled after The Hunger Games. The allegorical portrayal equates big government social spending (the “Development Party”) with the tyrannical power-brokers of Panem’s “Capitol.” The Tea Party “Patriots” are hip-looking youngsters who Katniss Everdeen-like are attacking the system and standing up against…

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History, Media, the Bible, and the Poor

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth… ” (Proverbs 31.8-9a). Whose stories survive the wheels of time? The stories of the powerful.  The stories of the famous and infamous.  History is the reconstruction of the past based on extant media, that is, the words and…

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