Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces Sequel to “12 Rules for Life”

Dr. Jordan Peterson announced today that his third book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is finally going to be coming out on March 2, 2021. Dr. Peterson produced a runaway success with his second book 12 Rules for Life in January of 2018. In the first year alone, the book sold three millionContinue reading “Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces Sequel to “12 Rules for Life””

A Brief Recap of Mandalorian – Episode 12

Season 2 is finally starting to pick up in a serious way. I’m not sure how the fans are going to enjoy it going forward since it seems the usual suspects are already starting to complain about the show but I can’t help but appreciate that the series is starting to unveil its long termContinue reading “A Brief Recap of Mandalorian – Episode 12”

Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now and I’m glad I finally took a few days last week to get through it. Starship Troopers is one of the most famous/infamous pieces of 20th century pulp science fiction and has gone a very long way to establishing the style for the entireContinue reading “Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)”

Life Isn’t Fair: Why The Princess Bride’s Framing Device Matters

Whether you watch the movie or read the book, William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, a self-described “Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure” is separated from its true author through the filter of a fictional author: S. Morgenstern. In the movie, Grandpa, Peter Falk, reads the Morgenstern book to his grandson, Fred Savage. InContinue reading “Life Isn’t Fair: Why The Princess Bride’s Framing Device Matters”

Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Movie Film (2020)

I’ll just say this up front, I never watched the original Borat. I was twelve in 2007 and wasn’t really in the market for R-Rated dark comedies at the time. It wasn’t even really all that culturally relevant in the years since besides being a bizarre cultural artifact. It hasn’t helped that Sacha Baron Cohen’sContinue reading “Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Movie Film (2020)”

Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting

With each passing day it becomes clear that this election is a verifiable mess, a chaotic repudiation of the very system of universal suffrage itself. Now, as it stands, we are left beleaguer, stymied by the depths of chicanery never seen before. Only one thing remains certain, it’s going to get worse. But in thisContinue reading “Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting”

A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 11 Recap

The writers of The Mandalorian are really starting to fall back on Deus Ex Machinas in a pinch too frequently. Last episode was resolved by the X-Wing pilots swooping in to save the day at the last minute and this episode starts with Mando needing to be saved again after being captured by pirates. ConvenienceContinue reading “A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 11 Recap”

A Pastor’s Brief Book Recommendations for Adolescent Christians

                Reading when I was younger has always been a struggle. I did not want to spend the time in front of a book when I could be outside with my friends. Even today, I sometimes struggle to just pick up a good book and read. There are many books that I am finally lookingContinue reading “A Pastor’s Brief Book Recommendations for Adolescent Christians”

10 American History Books for Young Historians

Much like Professor Tergussen from the film Back to School, I hold history in a very sacred way, but without all the yelling.  It is my role today to be your Mr. Helper and offer some books relating to American History. These works are not necessarily the greatest available, but these works have found theirContinue reading “10 American History Books for Young Historians”

Five Novels Every Christian Should Read

I’ve been invited by Tyler to throw some book recs on the pile. Since it’s a rare treat for me to discuss my favorite fiction picks, I thought I would take the opportunity and offer five. I could add many more, but I feel this is a good representative sampler, including one Jewish, two flavorsContinue reading “Five Novels Every Christian Should Read”