Speaking Up

Martin Scorsese’s film, Silence, about Jesuit missionaries in search of their mentor in 17th Century Japan came out in January is now on DVD. Two Portuguese priests sneak into Japan, where Christianity was outlawed at the time, to find their mentor who may have committed apostasy. Based on a novel of the same name by... Continue Reading →

No Throwaways

So, I watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently. As a long-time fan of Star Wars, I have to begin by saying it was everything I wanted The Force Awakens to be. That I liked the movie at all came as a surprise, because for a long time I held a healthy level of... Continue Reading →

“The King Has Returned”

  Today I got to watch a favorite movie from my childhood with my little boy, The Lion King.  In interest of full disclosure, he’s still a little young for it and ended up playing a lot and occasionally looking up at it.  I was glued to it though.  There’s something stirring about some of... Continue Reading →

A Pest’s Perspective

Today I read that verse and I think I felt more of its significance than on other casual reads. To explain, I have to digress a little, so stay with me on this. I read this famous passage shortly after I discussed the mole problem I have at my house with my mom. To give... Continue Reading →

What is Good Enough?

I saw a video recently where Ravi Zacharias answered a student at Yale’s question, which was essentially, “Why can’t I just do good? Why do I have to become a Christian?” And Ravi Zacharias answered the question, but I feel like he over-complicated it or at least expressed it in a more esoteric or indirect... Continue Reading →

What You Can Learn From Wingdings Font

The other day I was playing around and typed “JESUS” in various fonts and, of course, gave in to the temptation to see the Wingdings font version.  Surprisingly, I found the eclectic character set has some pretty deep meaning to be attached to how it represents my Savior’s name: (J) : There is joy in... Continue Reading →

Treason & Reason

On Twitter I follow Christianity Today and recently there have been a series of articles on the site around the topic of the “Benedict Option”.  This refers to the proposition put forth by an article run in their magazine’s March edition that suggests Christians should wash their hands of western culture and withdraw to isolated... Continue Reading →

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