MARK’S ARTICLES

Nothing is Hidden

"For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light." Luke 8:17 As Chris Matthews observed, the day of reckoning has come. For Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein. For Bill Cosby, Al Franken, Charlie...

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...

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Babette’s Feast Off Broadway

Babette’s Feast, the play, is premiering in January of 2018 at Portland Stage, ME, having been built with enhancement funds for an Off-Broadway transfer. Based on the short story by Isak Dinesen and made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film, the play is a...

The Wedgwood Circle Patron Fund

The Wedgwood Circle Patron Fund directly supports artists and creators who are generating “good, true, and beautiful” work in the world, for the common good. Every year, Wedgwood raises these funds by reaching out to their members and people in their community who...

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

For decades, Wendell Berry’s writings have inspired activists, farmers, environmentalists and people of faith who identify with his agrarian philosophy which encourages a connection with the land and its Creator. Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry paints a...

AMAZING GRACE: The Broadway Musical

AMAZING GRACE: The Broadway Musical begins its National Tour this Fall! AMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant...

World AIDS Day

WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY? World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related...

Nothing is Hidden

"For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light." Luke 8:17 As Chris Matthews observed, the day of reckoning has come. For Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein. For Bill Cosby, Al Franken, Charlie...

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 Capital. 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...