Jesus – Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:52:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 The obscured man http://tonywoodlief.com/2013/12/12/the-obscured-man/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2013/12/12/the-obscured-man/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:24:14 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=3744 This is not a comment about the reasoning of a Slate essayist, who wrote recently that the white Santa is outdated. This is not a comment about the Fox News talking head who took umbrage, asserting that not only Santa, but also Jesus, is white. This is not a comment about the predictable crowds who …

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Heresy, thy name is Legion http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/24/heresy-thy-name-is-legion/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/24/heresy-thy-name-is-legion/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:45:23 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=2022 Perhaps you’ve seen commercials for the movie Legion, which appears to be two very different movies, depending on whether you’ve seen it advertised in the theater or on your television. On television, the premise appears to be that a host of demons has possessed townspeople, who must now be fended off by the inevitable rag-tag …

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Happy sappy Christians http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/08/happy-sappy-christians/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/08/happy-sappy-christians/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:49:35 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1945 The thing is, I despised the happy sappy Jesus talk before I became a Christian, and I still do. You know the lingo: My personal relationship with Jesus will see me through any storm; Jesus is bigger than any of my problems; No matter what the world throws at me, Jesus will see me through… …

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A mighty fortress is our God… http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/12/31/a-mighty-fortress-is-our-god/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2009/12/31/a-mighty-fortress-is-our-god/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:17:18 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=1871 Isaiah, who is fond of my diptych of Jesus and Mary, puts it on my dresser. In his other hand he is holding a little plastic accoutrement from his brothers’ box of army men, a brown semi-circle molded to look like a miniature sandbag emplacement. He places this in front of the diptych. “Look,” he …

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