One Last Lesson

It's been almost two weeks since I had an episode of Star Wars Rebels to look forward to. For four years I followed the series about a bunch of idealistic misfits who manage to become a major force for change in the fictional far, far away galaxy. It's the first TV series I can recall... Continue Reading →

Just a Second

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. - Romans 8:18 1.5 seconds. That’s about how long it takes to go from the top of Disney World's Splash Mountain to its bottom. In 2014, my wife, brother-in-law, and I... Continue Reading →

A Little History

  for Culturally-illiterate Science Reporters, Ancient Canaanite DNA Yields Occasion to Slap the Bible Around I promise I’ll address the article I’ve linked to above in a moment, but first let me digress to talk about an incident from my time as an undergraduate in a sophomore history class.  The course was specifically Mediterranean history... Continue Reading →

More Than We Realize

  One of my favorite lighter moments in the otherwise gritty movie The Dark Knight is when Lucius Fox lets accountant Coleman Reese into his office to discuss Mr. Reese's financial findings, during which Reese implies Bruce Wayne is Batman and tries to blackmail Lucius.  The dialogue ended like this: Lucius Fox: [to Reese] Let... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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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