Cecilia is a saint, and Lawrence is a pastor. I mean, what else were you expecting? It’s right there in the title. They work together at a small country church. She has a big crush on him, though he’s oblivious to it. While she can act very saintly around others, when it’s just her and… Read More First Impression: Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence
I headed to my church’s sunrise service this morning to celebrate Easter. Worshiping as the sun rises emphasizes the hope of this day, the promise that we’re made alive because of that morning some 2,000 years ago when Jesus left the tomb. I hope you’ll attend a church service today to celebrate the hope we… Read More Happy Easter!
Dear Friends, Today is our 12th birthday! On September 12, 2010, I posted our first article, and away we went. During this past decade-plus, our ministry has changed in so many ways, but our goal has remained the same: To reach out to otaku with the love of Christ through community. To that end, instead… Read More Happy 12th Birthday to Us!
She went into her most secret room—no one else was allowed inside—and she made a poisoned, poisoned apple. From the outside it was beautiful, white with red cheeks, and anyone who saw it would want it. But anyone who might eat a little piece of it would die. […] Now the apple had been so… Read More How Can the Church Do Better? Lessons from Snow White with the Red Hair
I’ve remarked before about my bitterness toward my last church. I’m still holding onto resentment, but healing is in sight—after all, I know both that the people there meant well and that it would be foolhardy to judge them when my own sins are mountainous. But seeing how difficult it’s been to work through even… Read More Spice and Wolf, The Ancient Magus Bride, and Generations Cursed by the Church
Just Because! starts with a certain Haruto trying again and again to achieve a home run in an empty school field. If he does, he will confess his feelings to Morikawa, who played the trumpet with such passion at his baseball matches. Does he really know her? Well, no. His friend Eita, back in town… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (and IV): Just Because!, Utena, and Princess Tutu
A few weeks back, I was looking through my Twitter analytics and something hit me: I realized that I’d been losing followers pretty much all year. It was to be expected—I had a modestly-sized Twitter account that had grown initially based on my political tweets (my politics have since changed) and from parenting tweets. My… Read More Newman’s Nook: Welcoming as Straw Hats