The Divine Tragedy of Kevin Smith: Clerks III and The Praise of Banality

One of the things that makes Dante’s Divine Comedy a masterpiece is the constant sense of drive that pushing beneath it. Borrowing from the great poets of the western canon, the Florencia poet crafted one of the greatest stories of pilgrimage ever put to paper. And that story ultimately starts by mulling over the question ofContinue reading “The Divine Tragedy of Kevin Smith: Clerks III and The Praise of Banality”

Hummel Travel Log – Friday Night at the Tennessee Gospel Convention

A friend and former colleague of mine from my previous job at Main Street Nashville was kind enough to invite me this past weekend to a Gospel Convention. I had no idea what a Gospel Convention was or what I was signing up for, but I am glad I took a chance on attending theContinue reading “Hummel Travel Log – Friday Night at the Tennessee Gospel Convention”

On Battlefields and Common Prayers: Meditations on the Civil War, Devotion and Eternity

It has been a great honor in the past two years that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel across the United States in ways that I previously wasn’t. Some of it was for work or family, but other opportunities came just as a chance to finally stretch my legs after 26 years ofContinue reading “On Battlefields and Common Prayers: Meditations on the Civil War, Devotion and Eternity”

Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church

By Tripp Parker Any institution that denies doctrines historically affirmed by Christians for the past two thousand years isn’t a Church, even if it used to be. Worse, such an institution, by rejecting those doctrines, will soon cease to be an institution at all. Which institution am I referring to? Any number of mainline ProtestantContinue reading “Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church”

In the Presence of the Holy Spirit: On Visiting an Episcopal Cathedral and an Orthodox Parish

It is said that “where two or three are gathered in my name, there [Christ is] among them,” according to Matthew 18:20. One wonders what that means you walk into a church where the spirit has seemingly forsaken the congregation. There are few experiences more draining than stepping into a dying church. There is anContinue reading “In the Presence of the Holy Spirit: On Visiting an Episcopal Cathedral and an Orthodox Parish”

The Spiritualism of The Northman: The Anti-Medievalism, Pagan Vitality, and Post-Christian Anxiety of Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers’ newest film The Northman is a wonderful addition to the filmography of one of modern cinema’s best directors of horror and mythology. The director of The Witch and The Lighthouse returned this April with his largest budget film yet to deliver a lengthy viking epic based on the legend of Amleth — theContinue reading “The Spiritualism of The Northman: The Anti-Medievalism, Pagan Vitality, and Post-Christian Anxiety of Robert Eggers”

C.S. Lewis Reflections on Despair and Human Worth

I wish to present a few choice quotes from the great C.S. Lewis to meditate on this week as the ongoing debates about abortion continue… I felt the need to dig up a handful of these quotes when I saw the image above, the sad image of a young millennial woman who holds abortion inContinue reading “C.S. Lewis Reflections on Despair and Human Worth”

On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift

A few weeks I experienced something that I don’t know what to do with. I wouldn’t call it a miracle. I wouldn’t even call it particularly interesting or notable. It was just something curious that I experienced at church that, against my better judgment, I’ve hoped means something more than it likely does. I’ve beenContinue reading “On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift”

On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight

I saw Dr. Jordan B. Peterson speak live a few weeks ago at the Rymen Auditorium in Nashville, and I’m not sure how to feel about what I saw. This was the second time I’ve seen him live. I previously saw him when he headlined the Chicago Theater in 2018, following the massive success ofContinue reading “On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight”

The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays

The last two weeks have given us two wonderful episodes of the show! Last week, we spoke with film critic Tyler Smith about his issues trying to explore and teach film as a film professor and a film critic. This week, an English professor named Mariah Lynch joined us to discuss Ethan Nicole’s new bookContinue reading “The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays”