The following is from a paper I wrote for a class on the Constitution: In My Bondage and My Freedom, Frederick Douglass discusses the moral problems created by slavery. He states that the morality of a free society cannot apply to slave society because of the environment created by the despotic rule of masters over […]Read more "Frederick Douglass on Revolution"
Switchfoot’s Vice Verses is unquestionably one of my favorite rock albums of all time. I vividly recall listening to the album for the first time. I rarely fall in love with an album the first time I hear it; Vice Verses, however, captured both my imagination and heart with its powerful lyrics, beautiful imagery, and […]Read more "Vice Verses: The Messiness of A Beautiful Life"
9/11. One of the darkest days in American history. The terrible evils of this day have been carved deeply into the souls of all who saw the smoke rise from the World Trade Center. Hope lived on, evil did not triumph. It could not, despite the best attempts of people who wanted to destroy, kill […]Read more "Daisy"
September second is a very sad day for fans of Middle-Earth. It was on this day that Dr. Tolkien passed into the west, leaving behind some of the greatest fantasy literature ever written. I wish I had the chance to thank Tolkien for his work, which has been unspeakably influential in my life. His wonderful […]Read more "A Brief Tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien"
As I look out on the modern world, I see a tremendous amount of hate at work. A survey of history presents to us a sobering picture of pain and tribulation, much of it man made. In the past 100 years two world wars have swept through our lands, claiming countless lives and leaving many […]Read more "On Cracks of Light in a Desert"
An important note: this blog contains major spoilers for The Dark Knight. The greater context of the film is essential to understanding this post, so I highly recommend seeing the movie prior to reading. I have been confronted several times in this past year with the dangerous philosophy of relativism. It attempts to seep through […]Read more "Relativism and Absolute Good in The Dark Knight"