silicon valley’s frankensteins

There is a critical scene in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that has Frankenstein's monster hiding in a hovel adjoining an out-of-the-way cottage. A hovel is an appropriately chosen abode for the monster. The image of a hovel brings to mind a solitary and wretched existence. "Wretch" is a favorite word of Shelley's. She uses it 38 … Continue reading silicon valley’s frankensteins

when i feel doubt

The following is the manuscript of a sermon I preached in chapel today on the topic of doubt. I’m not sure I’m the best person to call upon to talk about feelings. After all, what do Emperor Palpatine, Friedrich Neitzsche, Elon Musk and Chad Ragsdale have in common? We all have the same Myers-Briggs personality … Continue reading when i feel doubt

a more effective apologetic?

Pascal said in Pensees: The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know...It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason. This, then, is faith: God felt by the heart, not by reason. Time for a confession. I've always felt a tension at the heart of apologetics. Yes, I can make what I think … Continue reading a more effective apologetic?