MARK’S ARTICLES

The Reality and Defeat of Evil

By Mark Rodgers "I divide evil two ways: there's inside evil and there's outside evil. Those kids, they're the only ones who are still able to believe in monsters. You have to have faith and you have to believe that good is going to triumph over evil." -- Stephen...

Jack “The King” Kirby: Questions and The Quest

By Mark Rodgers We all have those childhood memories that warm our souls. Mine was walking to 7-Eleven on Sunday morning a few blocks from our church between the service and Sunday school to get a Slurpee and a .20 cent comic book. A comic book illustrated by Jack...

Fighting Fear with Funny

by Mark Rodgers There is nothing funny about racism or anti-Semitism.  About fascism.  About white supremacists, neo-Nazis or anarchists. After watching the Vice/HBO video on Charlottesville I had to check my initial reaction, which was very Old Testament; an eye for...

Suicide or Self-Sacrifice?

by Mark Rodgers Come join the murder  Come fly with black We'll give you freedom From the human trap Come join the murder Soar on my wings You'll touch the hand of God And He'll make you king "Come Join The Murder" by The White Buffalo In the finale of Sons of...

Modern Myths: Creation Matters

by Mark Rodgers In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was...

American Gods and Stubborn Myths

by Mark Rodgers "I'm the idiot box. I'm the TV. I'm the all-seeing eye and the world of the cathode ray. I'm the boob tube. I'm the little shrine the family gathers to adore.' 'You're the television? Or someone in the television?' 'The TV's the altar. I'm what people...

Grace in the Eye of the Storm

By Mark Rodgers Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out We're stressed out - 21 Pilots...

The Art of Religion and Politics

By Mark Rodgers As Linus said in a Peanuts comic strip in 1961,  “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people...religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” Much has been discussed about Meryl Streep's comments at the Globes and there will...

“Silence” Opens in Theatres!

It was six years ago that I learned about Shusako Endo’s masterpiece Silence, a story about the persecution of Christian converts in Japan in the early 17th c., the journey of two priests who travel to bring an apostate colleague back to faith, and the question of...

Our Journey Through “Silence”

Six years ago the associate pastor at our church, Nace Lanier, alerted me to Shusako Endo’s masterpiece Silence about the persecution of Christians converts in Japan in the early 17th c., the journey of two priests who travel to bring back to faith an apostate...

FROM OUR NEWSLETTER

Museum of the Bible Grand Opening November 17th

By Ashlynn Welker The museum in Washington, D.C. will be housed in a 430,000-square-foot building just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capitol. It will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore...

Cave Pictures Publishing Has Launched!

By Mandi Hart It's official! After many months of faithfully seeking capital to seed a 3-year comic book and graphic novel publishing project, God has provided the necessary funds to move forward. Cave will be a platform for modern myths, publishing stories that are...

Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Policy Report

By Branden Polk On October 24, 2017, the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathered child advocates to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. for the launch of its latest KIDS COUNT policy report. This report provides dependable data along with best...

The Reality and Defeat of Evil

By Mark Rodgers "I divide evil two ways: there's inside evil and there's outside evil. Those kids, they're the only ones who are still able to believe in monsters. You have to have faith and you have to believe that good is going to triumph over evil." -- Stephen...

The Hunting Accident

Several years ago I helped host a conference that included a conversation on graphic novels.  I got a call from an irate person questioning why we would allow a discussion on obscenity.  It took a little explaining to walk her off the ledge.  They are just really long...

Jack “The King” Kirby: Questions and The Quest

By Mark Rodgers We all have those childhood memories that warm our souls. Mine was walking to 7-Eleven on Sunday morning a few blocks from our church between the service and Sunday school to get a Slurpee and a .20 cent comic book. A comic book illustrated by Jack...

Fighting Fear with Funny

by Mark Rodgers There is nothing funny about racism or anti-Semitism.  About fascism.  About white supremacists, neo-Nazis or anarchists. After watching the Vice/HBO video on Charlottesville I had to check my initial reaction, which was very Old Testament; an eye for...

Suicide or Self-Sacrifice?

by Mark Rodgers Come join the murder  Come fly with black We'll give you freedom From the human trap Come join the murder Soar on my wings You'll touch the hand of God And He'll make you king "Come Join The Murder" by The White Buffalo In the finale of Sons of...

Modern Myths: Creation Matters

by Mark Rodgers In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was...

American Gods and Stubborn Myths

by Mark Rodgers "I'm the idiot box. I'm the TV. I'm the all-seeing eye and the world of the cathode ray. I'm the boob tube. I'm the little shrine the family gathers to adore.' 'You're the television? Or someone in the television?' 'The TV's the altar. I'm what people...