“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?
In two earlier posts I spoke about some practical aspects of suffering as a follower of Christ. I wrote about how placing ourselves in the right kinds of spiritual environments and surrounding ourselves with the right kind of people when battling suffering can help us to victory. Then I spoke about uniquely sensitive times that … Continue reading Surviving Suffering: Part III- Spiritual Acts
I'm of the opinion that the culture we find ourselves in, the culture of social justice "warriors," snowflakes, safe spaces, gender sensitivity training, "perceived" realities, and "felt needs," is often, but not always, the result of one group of people (call them the "victim group," or VG) who in their childhood years were, in some … Continue reading Childhood Trauma, Social Justice and The Tragedy of Guilt Transference