“The mystics all agree that silence is the royal road to spiritual formation. I have never met anyone seriously interested in the spiritual life who did not have a growing desire for silence.” The above quote is from Henri Nouwen. Supposedly. Hopefully. I haven’t been able to confirm that, but I saw it on Twitter, […]Read More a short meditation
(This post will contain a few spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet.) Despite what you might conclude from the title of this post, I really enjoyed both the movie and the book. After seeing the movie, I commented on Facebook that it was better than The Last Jedi and Black Panther – two […]Read More what ready player one gets wrong
I had an exchange with a friend on Twitter recently where he referenced the “Christian persecution complex.” Filling in some gaps, I believe what he was actually referencing could be called the “American evangelical persecution complex” (understanding “evangelical” at least in this one context to refer to conservative Catholics as well). Basically the argument is […]Read More can a christian in america suffer persecution?
This will probably come as a great surprise to many of you, but I have never been accused, at any point in my life, of being “in style.” It just isn’t my thing. It’s not that I haven’t tried. Some people try really hard to get better at golf yet still slice every drive out of […]Read More judging the past by the present
What do Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Meslier, Voltaire, Jean d’Alembert, Baron d’Holbach, Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Butler, Sigmund Freud, H.G. Wells, John Toland, Robert Taylor, Richard Carlile, Albert Ellis, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens all have in common? Well, actually […]Read More oh father, where art thou
I started this blog almost exactly one year ago. I started it primarily because I needed some sort of creative outlet and a way to untangle my own thoughts. If anyone actually read it and was blessed by it, that would be a bonus. Many of you have read it and shared it with others, […]Read More the most famous person in the world
I’m taking a break from Twitter for Lent which means that during the week I have to find something else to do while standing in lines or to distract me while I’m supposed to be grading papers. So for me, Twitter during Lent is limited to Sundays, feast days. One of the first Tweets I […]Read More your heart sucks