Blood on the Hands

This week's MoS discussion is on strength in weakness.  Moving from reflections on boy bands through discussion of Bill Shatner's outstanding career as thespian ('He's our greatest cultural icon!' according to the Arts section of Canadian Librarian Monthly) to Aimee's dreams of dalmatian-inspired fur coats, the team talk about power and weakness in ministry.  The power of consumerism is its ability to turn everything into a commodity and this is true too of the cross: the packaging of Pauline theology in the aesthetics of modern celebrity power is as predictable as it is practically subversive of biblical Christianity. 

Nevertheless, the Team does wish to quash the malicious rumour that Aimee is to the theology of the Spin as Yoko was to the music of The Beatles.  Au contraire, we see her as being to us what Maggie Reilly was to Mike Oldfield and the band.  I include the link simply to show that the 80s did have moments of musical magic beyond classic rock.

Meanwhile, the Mad Woman in the Attic continues her reign of pre-production terror, now operating with Jack Bauer as a kind of modern day megalomaniacal Bonnie and Clyde. Still, we finally have a complete team.   The Puppet Master even opened the cavernous Alliance safe, pushed aside the bearded man trapped inside who asked 'Has Mr Churchill has won the war yet?' and found money for a group portrait.