Advent 2015

Adoration of the Magi by van Loo

Advent is here again! Sunday, November 29 officially begins the Advent season (the fourth Sunday before Christmas day). If you don’t know what Advent is or its history, read last year’s introductory blog post. Advent means “coming” because this is the time of year when we wait for, prepare for, and celebrate Christ’s first coming and long for and hope for His second coming. While last year I focused on the characters of the nativity story, such as Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child, this year I want to focus on …

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Mini Mes versus the Hive Mind

The Screwtape Letters

I recently reread C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters while on vacation. C.S. Lewis, in his usual insightful way, makes a great point in the book about the seat of human decision-making and motives—our will. The book is written from the perspective of a devil, Screwtape, who is instructing a new tempter on the art of claiming ‘a patient’ for an eternity in Hell. The advising devil’s main goal is to …

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Interstellar: Let’s Save Ourselves

Interstellar movie poster

I recently saw the movie Interstellar (2014) starring Matthew McConaughey. It was co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan of such fame as Inception and The Dark Knight. I enjoyed the visual candy of the galaxies, planets, stars, and wormhole travel. I enjoyed the storyline between McConaughey’s character Cooper and his daughter. And I enjoyed the crazy science fiction/ fantasy storyline in which humanity sets out to explore another galaxy, amid time, space, and gravity differences. What I did not enjoy was the final message. That humanity will save itself.

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