serenity and the theodicy of Joss Whedon

Serenity and the Theodicy of Joss Whedon

John Lennon gave voice to the longing of a disenchanted generation in his song, “Imagine.” Speaking to and for a culture ripped apart by civil strife and racial tension, one in which the flower of its youth was sent halfway across the world to the humid jungles of Southeast Asia, the words of Lennon’s ballad […]

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The Imagination and Its Role in Faith

In Jesus’s final words to his followers, he commanded them to “make disciples of all nations.”[1] This imperative extends to all his followers until his return. Throughout the centuries, we can see those who witnessed through a variety of styles: Paul used logic and persuasion, Peter used fiery conviction, and Dorcas showed the love of […]

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The Making of a Hero

Courage comes in many forms. There is the courage of the moment when an individual rises to a challenge. There is the courage that is found in a group, a banding together and facing the odds. However, there is another sort of courage that begins in defeated circumstances with a person whom one would never […]

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Lava: A Story of Love and Hope

The world is looking for hope. We want to believe that whatever is going on, circumstances can change . . . things will get better. Pixar’s 2015 short film, Lava, is based on the idea of hope that perseveres. Written and directed by James Ford Murphy, Lava tells the story of a volcano, alone in […]

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Hope, Life, and the Fountain of Trevi

Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the city of Rome and among all of the city’s historical and artistic sites, one of the biggest draws is the Fountain of Trevi. A visit to the city is simply not complete if one has not visited and tossed their coins into the fountain. The […]

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The River

From The Green Book to The River: Lewis, Relativism, and Constructivism in Education

Looking for an endorsement, a publisher sent an elementary grammar textbook to C. S. Lewis for review. What he read within, based as it was on a relativistic worldview, so disturbed him that it prompted the essay, The Abolition of Man.  Unfortunately, the ideology within what he called The Green Book did not end with […]

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