When We Stop Reading

Warnings from Fahrenhiet 451 Even though I have always been an avid fan of science fiction, for whatever reason I had never read the classic Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451.  At least not until recently, when my step-son had to read it as he was beginning his freshmen year in high school.  He wanted someContinue reading “When We Stop Reading”

The White Jesus Dilemma

Is my Jesus too White? While this conversation has been going on for some time, I’ve recently seen it more frequently and with harmful assumptions.  Working in a Catholic organization where people regularly start meetings with reflections and Christian artwork is not discouraged, these types of discussions come up quite often.  It usually begins withContinue reading “The White Jesus Dilemma”

Just for Fun: The Library of Babel

So I found this while wandering the internet, which in many ways is a bit ironic when you begin to understand exactly what the Library of Babel is.  The concept came from a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, although he would say the idea was around much longer, which gives us a detailed descriptionContinue reading “Just for Fun: The Library of Babel”

Dimensions of Health and COVID-19

Was it Worth it? There are a few ways to look at healthcare and the expectations that are put on physicians and other caregivers, whether by themselves or by their patients. There are some who might see heath services as something akin to a mechanic. With automobile repair shops, the customer brings in the vehicleContinue reading “Dimensions of Health and COVID-19”

The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Is this something to worry about? We’ve heard the warnings, we’ve seen the movies, but how real is the threat that Artificial Intelligence will someday take over mankind?  Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) generally believed that AI would help mankind in great ways as we begin to develop it (his latest speaking device was powered byContinue reading “The Threat of Artificial Intelligence”

Theology in the movie Elf?

In my last blog post, I mentioned two movies, namely Elf and The Christmas Chronicles 2. Since I’m still feeling rather Christmasy and reflective, I figured now is a good time as any to explore these movies by looking at them with my own seasonal twist. What sort of theology might be found in secularContinue reading “Theology in the movie Elf?”

The Problem with Santa Movies

I love Santa Claus, I have since I was a child. I love what he stands for: generosity, anticipation, joy, imagination, magic, and even hard work. I remember the excitement that I would have waiting and wondering about his wondrous arrival on those Christmas Eves when I was a little boy. And my little boyContinue reading “The Problem with Santa Movies”

The Tower of Babel and Covid-19

Before even embarking on this journey of theological thought, I feel that I should throw out a disclaimer. When bringing up God during any crisis, one often leaps to a conclusion that the author is suggesting that God somehow created the crisis in order to punish humanity or a sector of humanity. This is notContinue reading “The Tower of Babel and Covid-19”

My Boy and Vampirina

So this occurred last Christmas, but while in the season, I figured I would share some thoughts on what happened… While picking up a highly coveted Vampirina house playset at a retail store, my wife was approached by another customer who was unable to secure said toy.  When my wife mentioned that it was forContinue reading “My Boy and Vampirina”