On Signs and Miracles

So my friend Josh gave me permission to repost this as a blog entry. He posted this as a myspace bulletin earlier today. He received the following question from one of his students: (my words are all in purple, so as to avoid confusion) The Question: I finished Mark and now am in Luke, now […]

The Joker and the Deceiver

So I did my American civic duty this weekend and watched The Dark Knight this past weekend. In IMAX. Then I went and saw it again last night. Jonathan posted on his Twitter blog to go watch TDK and then read the works of Rene Girard. Intrigued by a possible connection between TDK and some […]


sleepless, alone a thought stirs disembodied a faceless dread a nameless fear blurred and indistinct finding traction in silence in solitude earlier today i fiddled and twisted the plastic straw it cracked and split torn asunder by boredom, by idleness by a distracted mind why so destructive? i peered hard into the darkness willing and […]


“Come, let us return to the Lord.  He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the […]

Google thoughts and raging against the machine

We’ve all done it. There’s a scene in the movie Wanted where James McAvoy’s character Googles his name in the search engine. Suffocating in the meaningless drudgery of the 9 to 5 cubicle existence, he searches for some value to attach to his name. Wesley Gibson, he types. The search returns “no results.” Dejected, Wesley […]


I like movies that get under my skin.  That make me think.  The ones that make me actually forget I’m watching some cinematic creation and I swallow the story–world, characters and all–like one gigantic pill. Gone, Baby, Gone was brilliant because it achieved something quite astounding for someone (Ben Affleck) on their directorial debut:  it successfully […]