jesus was a cyborg

As custom, posthuman films, including Her, Transcendence, and Lucy, prescribe qualities on the anthropological project. Questions for viewers arise: What does it mean to be human? Are humans unique because their conscience? Is it necessary to have a body to be human? These films convey simply that to be human means to demonstrate a willContinue reading “jesus was a cyborg”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus is stripped of his garments

Now the boys and the maidens brought wood and hay to burn Thecla: and when she was brought in naked, the governor wept and marvelled at the power that was in her. And they laid the wood, and the executioner bade her mount upon the pyre: and she, making the sign of the cross, wentContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus is stripped of his garments”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Jesus tells the women not to weep for him, but for themselves and their children.Weeping is a way of resistance. Empires cannot handle chaos, emotion, or uncontrollability. The powers-that-be need the world to be dry-eyed, controllable, and at an Imperial peace. These women’s tears started the revolution. Their tears were sown into the hearts ofContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): A woman wipes the face of Jesus

Wiping Jesus’s face on his way to death is seen as an act of charity, hinting at justice, a justice-to-come. In the Catholic tradition, the woman’s named Veronica, which in Greek means “true image.” A true image of God touches a true image of God. A Prayer: Wounded God, Helpless Savior, Our readied hands seek toContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): A woman wipes the face of Jesus”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): The cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene

in the gospels, we already met a simon, simon peter. he was foolish, but brave. the one who made the confession that jesus was the messiah (matthew 16:16). now that jesus bears the cross, he is found nowhere near: a run away. a new simon was found, one who was trustworthy and strong, simon ofContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): The cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus meets his mother

(Guest post by asescalante) While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” But to the one who had told him this, Jesus replied, “Who isContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus meets his mother”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus falls thrice times

(Guest post by asescalante) Like the many before him who would fall, and the many after who will fall, Jesus falls. Under the weight of that which will eventually kill him he falls; this weight is not simply the physical burden of wooden beam(s), but is the weight of the Empire that would find theContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus falls thrice times”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus carries the cross

Crosses were not places of forgiveness, but of hate, torture, and death. Imagine carrying your death weapon, which will be used to kill you later that day. Horrible! Yet, isn’t this how some treat those in the LGBTQ+ community, or immigrants, or of different races? Their bodies become the cross. Rather than love and respectContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus carries the cross”

Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus is condemned to death

Jesus was condemned to crucifixion on that fateful day by the Roman Empire. Jesus disturbed the peace, ruptured the temple-industrial complex, and was not pacifying anytime soon. If we take a much-needed step back, historically, Pilate and governors before and after him condemned thousands of others too. Once  in the early first century, a Roman roadContinue reading “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es): Jesus is condemned to death”

Queering Holy Week: A Primer

For Holy Week, I will take up a new project titled, “Queering the Stations of the Cross(es).” In the last few months, beautiful artwork on LGBTQ Stations have emerged; as well as a specifically Trans-queering the Stations of the Cross. These are wonderful additions to the Christian imagination surrounding Holy Week and the Stations. For my project, IContinue reading “Queering Holy Week: A Primer”