Grilled Cheese, etc.

In keeping with my budding interest in interfaith dialogue, I co-wrote a piece for Religion Nerd about last week’s Glee episode (“Grilled Cheesus”) with WS guest author and Bono-of-the-Interfaith-Movement Chris Stedman. Here’s a sample:

Bryan: I admit, or perhaps confess, that I had not seen an episode of Glee previous to Tuesday’s “Grilled Cheesus.” Chalk it up to providence, luck, a convergence of midichlorians, or the fact that when I got home from teaching a night class, my wife was midway through the faith-centric episode. I thought, “Ooh – interfaith dialogue in the mainstream! I wonder what Chris Stedman’s going to think of this?”

Chris: After last week’s ode to Britney Spears turned out to be little more than a thinly veiled worship of our Holy Goddess of Pop, hymns and hallucinatory visions included, I wasn’t expecting Glee to go all soul-searching Millenial on me.  [Full Article]

And, don’t forget to cast your vote for my essay, “Seeing Max in the Backyard,” in Your Olive Branch‘s “I Love Fair Trade” Contest (ends November 5).

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I'm writing a book. It's called, Wake, Sleeper. My writing revolves around this idea of art: attempts to recover what is lost.
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