Category: JESUS, Philosophy, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
The sin particle,
before the elements
of the Periodic Table.
to the core
that makes it unstable
like uranium or plutonium,
an existential explosion
with the biblical force
of 100 Noachian floods
unlike the God particle
of infinite glory
that pre-existed the lies
the innocent child
at the beginning
of every story.
Category: JESUS, Morality, Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Theology
If words are a bubbling brook
above the geyser of our hearts,
to say something about
the nature of our spirituality—
a disjointed but shared reality—
in the womb of bad religion.
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
of our own making
show up relentlessly
until we look introspectively
at the mess we’ve made
when we’ve felt incarcerated
without the possibility of parole
as both our own judge and jury.
Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I felt like Icarus, whose hubris led him to fly too close to sun, which melted wax on his shoulders, causing feathers to unfasten, and thus his hope of freedom to come crashing down like one of Zeus’s lightning bolts.
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
True happiness is biblical, moral, pleasurable, historical, and necessary for Christian character.
Category: Family, Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Suffering
The toll of communism
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation
Engage the contemporary culture with Christian apologetics and aesthetics!
Category: Cinema, Philosophy, Theology
The logical conclusion to the philosophy behind the Star Wars saga hit me like a ton of bricks when our family finally got to watch Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. (From the perspective of a cinematic experience, I thought the movie to be quite entertaining. That is, I thoroughly enjoyed it!…
Category: JESUS, Morality, Philosophy, Scripture, Suffering
(1) Expecting things in your life to go perfectly. Yes, you were made for eternity. That’s why you seek perfection, desire beauty, and hunger for unending happiness. But we live in an imperfect, ugly, and forlorn world because of sin. So when things don’t go your way or when things get you down or when…
Category: Philosophy, Psychology, Theology
It is widely acknowledged that some of the early church fathers, such as Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Jerome, and even Augustine, were partially influenced by Greek philosophy, particularly Plato’s metaphysical philosophy of splitting reality into two realms: an upper level of atemporal, immaterial ideals, and a lower level of temporal, physical matter. The…
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