This post is one of a series where I explore the various challenges faced by parents. You can see the previous post here. Last year for my first technical Father’s Day, my wife gave me a shirt. Emblazoned on the chest is the Superman “S” shield and in bold words beneath it is “DAD”. Thus, […]Read more "Parental Perspective: Super Dad"
Note: Slight spoilers ahead for The Chosen by Chaim Potok. The “problem of evil” is a question anyone approaching Christianity must confront at some point or another. The problem, in a nutshell, is: if God is good, why is there evil? Can’t He just stop it? Similar to this quandary is when people are in dire […]Read more "The Silence of ‘The Chosen’"
This June marks a decade since I graduated from high school. That certainly makes me feel old. Ten years since high school? I could spend a whole blog post comparing where I thought I’d be 10 years from graduation compared to where I actually am, but instead I’ll share something special with you. A couple […]Read more "An Autumn of Our Lives"
Truth is a valued commodity these days. Everyone wants it. They want it from the news, from our leaders, from everyone we look up to. There is a great thirsting for truth in our time, but the problem is defining what’s true. Postmodernism decreed we should question everything; we have, and now the line between […]Read more "Letting Truth Have Its Day in ‘Speaker for the Dead’"
This is part of an on-going, occasional series about thoughts I’ve had since becoming a parent. You can read the previous post here. Things change when you have a kid. That’s what everyone says. I took that to be an obvious observation given the addition of a little life you have to take care of […]Read more "Parental Perspective: A Reason to Live"
Last year marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg. Luther receives much spotlight in Church history and I’d say it’s earned. Most people may know the name of his wife, Katharina, but nothing beyond that. Kitty, My Rib by E. […]Read more "‘Kitty, My Rib’ and the Hard-Working Woman"
Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table opens with her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, bumping into an interesting acquaintance. The man is known simply as Mr. Shaitana, often described in sinister and demonic forms and giving people the impression they don’t like him though they can’t pinpoint why. Shaitana is a collector and he boasts to […]Read more "Dancing with the Devil with ‘Cards on the Table’"