Sunday, August 27, 2006

Geez Magazine

On my way home from worship this afternoon I turned on CBC's Tapestry program. On it, Mary Hynes was interviewing a couple of editors from a new publication called "Geez Magazine. " Turns out it was an interview that happened back in March, but then again there is some value to re-runs. It was the first time I had heard it. I listened with great interest, and thanks to the internet, you can actually listen to the interview yourself!

Upon getting home I discovered much to my pleasure that Geez indeed has its own website. It's subtitle is "holy mischief in an age of fast faith." I have to admit that I felt a real resonance here, if not with the whole magazine, but the "theology of the smirk" that seems to echo out of it. One of the troubles with the Christian Faith, particularly in North America is how domesticated it has become. There is now a movement afoot trying to reclaim that sense of subversiveness that the Roman Empire once saw as a threat to its powerbase.

As the editors of the magazine like to say, they would rather use humour and mischief "Because it’s time we untangle the narrative of faith from the fundamentalists, pious self-helpers and religio-profiteers."

I think I've found a church-related magazine outside of the Presbyterian Record that I'd like to subscribe to.


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