Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

D.G. Hart, this one’s for you. . . . Most of you won’t know this, but Darryl and I kind of used to be pals (in a professor/student kind of way, of course). He was my faculty advisor at Westminster, and he oversaw my work on a directed research project examining Calvin and Edwards on the issue of assurance (a project for which I not only earned an A, but which Darryl described as an “impressive study” [hey, turns out that...

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Stuff I Like: Europe in the ’90s

Stuff I Like: Europe in the ’90s

  I’m not a sociologist, so I don’t really know when I technically “grew up.” Since I went from age 6 to 16 in the 1980s, a case could be made that I grew up in that decade. Still, I feel like it was during my time aged 16 to 26 that I actually became who I am today (which, for you mathematically challenged, spanned from 1990 – 1999). Most of my memories of the ’80s were of childhood and young...

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Stuff I Like: Wordsmithing and Woe

Stuff I Like: Wordsmithing and Woe

Being a writer myself, I have a deep affinity for words and their smithing. I have long maintained that it’s one thing to tell a great story, but another to tell it well, and beautifully. I would consider popular tales like the Millennium Trilogy, the five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, and the Harry Potter  series to be excellent stories, but to be honest, while reading them I rarely stopped and backtracked in order to re-read a...

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Stuff I Like: Über Poignant Films

Stuff I Like: Über Poignant Films

Rather than just providing a forum for people to yell at one another about theology all day, I thought I’d start interspersing some posts about non-doctrinal pop culture-related topics. Who, us  one-dimensional? For my first installment in the “Stuff I Like” series I want to talk about movies, and specifically my favorite film genre. Unfortunately it doesn’t really have a convenient label, so I’ll have to describe...

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