All Things Made New

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4 “Still, I repeat, a man in sorrow is in general far nearer God than a man in joy.” -George MacDonald, The Hope of the Gospel p. 37 Manchester by the Sea, the latest film by Kenneth Lonergan, for me was the best film of […]

The Endurance of the Electing God

“A man who is asleep…hears the voice of someone who loves him trying to rouse him gently from his sleep, because it is time for him to awake…” -David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God (pp. 11-12) “The smile of the cherishing mother that evokes the smile of the infant is a microcosm of a […]

Death, Suffering, Identity & The Will to Power; A Philosophical, Theological look at Batman V Superman (SPOILERS)

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche In the previous post we looked at this newest version of Superman, in which he has become a product of our modern secular age. We are haunted […]

The Secular Age; A Philosophical, Theological look at Batman V Superman (Part 1)

“God is not an object of desire; he is the end that makes desire.”  -David Bentley Hart Batman V Superman is, by my estimation, one of the most divisive films I’ve ever seen. The critics overwhelmingly hate it, a good majority of the fans love it. I am one who really enjoyed the film, albeit not […]