a short meditation

"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, … Continue reading a short meditation

what ready player one gets wrong

(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 … Continue reading what ready player one gets wrong

can a christian in america suffer persecution?

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 … Continue reading can a christian in america suffer persecution?

judging the past by the present

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 … Continue reading judging the past by the present