The Grand Mirror of Westworld

This post is written after Episode 2, so it may contain spoilers in the first two episodes. I’ve immediately latched onto Westworld, but not for the same reasons as some of my peers.  Some mentioned the action, some mentioned…

God as an Abusive Husband

There’s some sort of smokey essence in Christianity that I’ve hated.  There’s this dishonesty that comes with loss and tragedy.  When my grandfather died suddenly of a heart attack in the middle of the night about 15 years ago, our…

The Parable of the Roman Soldiers and the Stabbed Man

Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”. He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The lawyer answered, “You shall love…

Endings

I’m writing a story with a character faced with a moment of excruciating loss of a someone close and I’ve been chewing on the concept of loss to better understand how to appropriately frame it and eventually, have that character…

God Is Dead and All I Got Was This Stupid Dating App

Over the past few years I’ve made a long and slow theological transition.  The whole overview of that will be in another post at another time, but in a nutshell, I’m moving away from classical theism. However, I can…