Midsommar: A Haunting Portrayal of Pagan Religion Midsommar, written and directed by Ari Aster, is likely a movie that no one should really watch, or, at least, should really want to watch. Aster’s particularly disturbing cinematic display tells the story of a group of American anthropology students invited to witness a secret festival in a … Continue reading Paganism in Art and Reality
“Now when this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?” (1 Cor 15:54-55)"The doctrine that war is always a greater evil seems … Continue reading “Finity Wars”: The Problem of Worldview in Marvel Comic Movies
On a crisp, clear December night shortly before Christmas 2008, I walked up the stairs from the underground parkway on Lower Wacker Drive in beautiful, downtown Chicago. I was home on block leave from AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Huachuca, AZ. The purpose of my visit to downtown Chicago that night was to meet … Continue reading Between a Modern Rock and Post-Modern Hard Place: The Church in the Middle of Man’s Extremes
I haven't heard much about weeping statues recently. It seems that this kind of thing was a much hotter topic when I was growing up Catholic on the South Side of Chicago back in the 1980's. But recently, not so much. Or perhaps I just am not keeping track of phenomena like this the way … Continue reading Weeping Mary(s): Nature, Hoax, or Miracle?
A recent Facebook post asked the intriguing question of whether or not believers in Jesus (i.e. in Jesus' full deity) would be comfortable if it were true that Jesus referenced Old Testament events that were not factually true as if they were factually true. That is, could Jesus as God incarnate genuinely reference Old Testament … Continue reading Did Jesus Make Historical Errors?