Woohoo! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Stephen and the other writers for their much-deserved Emmy win! For those who missed the show, here’s a clip of the presentation. For more coverage of the Colbert Report and The Daily Show at the Emmy festivities, head on over to the incomparable No Fact Zone.


The Scandalous Gospel

Catholic Colbert has not fallen into a black hole after all. Last night’s interview with Peter J. Gomes has roused me out of oblivion. I’ve been a fan of Professor Gomes since he published The Good Book.

Watching him nudge Stephen out of character last night was simply delightful. The premise of his book is that Jesus shakes up the status quo. His message for contemporary readers is that too often we don’t want to be shaken out of our clinging to the way things are.

Take a look at their exchange. I’m off to the library to get a copy of the book.