Towards a Socialistic Theology: Rethinking Paradigms

Towards a Socialistic Theology: Rethinking Paradigms

I rarely read David Brooks’ writing; a recent article of his published in The New York Times fortuitously brought to my attention the reasons for which I neglect his work. Namely, he used the phrase, “conservative intellectual,” without a shred of irony. All joking aside, however, it is in the very same article wherein one [...]

Healing and the Promise: Chapters I-III

Healing and the Promise: Chapters I-III

Originally published in two installments in 2016. This is an edited and collected version including a final chapter written in mid-2017. Chapter One (June 2016) In the first volume of Marcel Proust’s, In Search of Lost Time, one of the characters introduced is the up-and-coming socialite, M. Swann. He often visited the Proust’s country home in [...]

The Eschatology of Turkish Delight

The Eschatology of Turkish Delight

 C.S. Lewis narrates the psychology of self-deception in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He presents an ambiguous anthropology that is distinctly non-Augustinian, where deviance and wickedness are divorced from inherent evil: “You mustn’t think that even now Edmund was quite so bad that he actually wanted his brother and sisters to be turned into [...]

The Lost Art of Self Reflection

The Lost Art of Self Reflection

Buzzfeed published a video entitled , “If You Talked To People The Way You Talk To Yourself.” It’s a humorous (and naturally, explicit) portrayal of an imagined—also shocking—transition between our private moments of self deprecation to the world of placing that shame and guilt on other people. We’d never tell someone, “Your parents aren’t proud of [...]