I spent a good portion of this week at (or going to and coming from) the International Conference on Romanticism in Colorado Springs, which was a fascinating and enlightening experience. I presented and attended many presentations and was struck by the amount of serendipity involved in these academic discoveries. However, I didn’t quite realize that […]Read more "Serendipitous Grace"
I’ve written about laughter and humor a few times in varying contexts, but today I’m arguing for a God Who Laughs. This God doesn’t replace the God Who Weeps, but rather fleshes out that vision of God to become a God Who Weeps & Laughs (maybe even weeps from laughing? Or begins laughing because He/She/They […]Read more "The God Who Laughs"
The last week or so has been filled with tests of my commitment to recognize the humanity of all people, especially those I vehemently disagree with and find to hold offensive, deplorable beliefs. A good friend wrote a fabulous piece on some of the information gained from the leaked videos of LDS officials’ behind-closed-doors meetings […]Read more "Are We Human?"
THOUGHTS ON AGENCY Our stake theme for the year (school year, since I’m in Provo and our calendar tends to relate to academic years rather than the 12-month cycle others use) is “Choose Christ”. I fine theme as far as such things go (even if all I can think when I hear it is “I […]Read more "I Choose…"
A Review of My Summer Media Consumption If you weren’t aware, from 18 April 2016 to 3 September 2016 I watched at least one movie a day and read 20 books, totaling 6779 pages, including 760 from a graduate-level Romanticism class, 1 play, and 5 Mormon themed books. I watched 141 movies in 139 days […]Read more "On Seeking the Virtuous, Lovely, of Good Report, and Praiseworthy"
I was initially going to try and process my summer movie watching experience today, but given the date and what it is the anniversary of, that struck me as insensitive. So, given that it is the 11th of September, tied in with some thoughts from my still-unfinished Jesus movie watching for a book project I’m […]Read more "Defined by Tragedy?"
1 August 2016-31 August 2016 Welcome to another installment of Flash Reviews, where I share brief snapshot reviews of the movies I’ve watched, books I’ve read and occasional other entertainment I’ve consumed since the last time I did this. Usually once every two months or so. WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead, so just watch out. […]Read more "Flash Reviews, Pt. 13: The End of Summer"