Ernesto Tinajero

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Art, says Ernesto Tinajero, comes from the border of what has come before and what is coming next. Tinajero uses his experience studying poetry and theology to write about the intersecting borders of art, poetry and religion.

When God Remembers

The movie runs simple. An eleven year old, Riley, moves with her family from Minnesota to San Francisco. She does not like it one bit, and almost runs away by catching a bus back to Minnesota. The brilliance of Pixar’s latest movie is that we go on an adventure in Riley’s mind with her five core emotions to see her motivations. Watching it, I discovered an insight into a theological mystery about Jesus’ crucifixion.

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The Power of Spiritual Imagining

The true power of imagination is it can be used to drive us toward reality and others. Jesus' command about treating others as you would have them treat you is an ethic based on imagination. I have to imagine what it is like for the other in order to act.

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