Of all the striking pictures in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle one memorable scene stands out. The children heroes–Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin–arrive on the planet Camazotz to fight the evil darkness that has engulfed it and that keeps Meg’s dad captive. A suburban area sits on the edge of town and causes the kids […]Read more "The Warning from ‘A Wrinkle in Time’"
This past week, in honor of Independence Day, I threw on an old vinyl record of Johnny Horton’s greatest hits. Horton was a country/rockabilly singer during the ’50s and ’60s best known for his historical songs that retold major events in a homespun fashion. Although he occassionally branched outside of America with songs like “Sink […]Read more "Innocent Patriotism"
Brother Lawrence was an obscure French monk who lived in a Paris monastary during the late 17th century. Though only known by fellow monks and parishioners while alive, his worldwide fame grew rapidly after his death thanks to his writings on “practicing the presence of God”. To properly define this, I’ll let the humble Brother […]Read more "The Art of ‘Practicing the Presence of God’"
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’"