Steve Sheinkin's graphic novels contain real-life Jewish wisdom embodied in Rabbi Harvey, a tough, tall, black-garbed hero who looks like Clint Eastwood's Jewish cousin -- except that Harvey always shoots from his brain, never from his hip.
It's not hard to fall out with the most conservative elements of any religious community. One of the ways conservative authority figures multiply their power is by keeping moderate elements afraid of becoming the objects of conservative ire.
It's increasingly difficult to figure out which of the numerous organizations claiming to offer "reproductive health services" actually provide termination referrals and which are merely sham clinics established by right-wing religious activists.
If Jesus on the cross actually is God on the cross, and if God on the cross is Godforsaken, if God comes to the cross to feel what it's like to be us at our most human, then what if the cross is also God's mea culpa?
"Which way to the crucifixions?" Our driver asked some rickshaw drivers. San Fernando has now become internationally known for its Good Friday blood spilling and nailing. In typical Filipino style, it's a mixture of pure devotion and Mardi Gras.
So while I am a bit wary about the Foundation and shall be watching its future developments - especially now that Sir John is gone and his far-more-evangelical son has taken the reins - I shall continue to defend its existence and its purpose.