COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library

If 2020 has taught me anything, its that the best way to ensure I raise happy, healthy, independent, resilient children is to commit to homeschooling. There are advantages and disadvantages to this commitment, which I won’t be going into detail here. I recognize it as an all-consuming task; in order to be successful, it willContinue reading “COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library”

GUG Review: Roe vs Wade

I’ve mostly given up on “Christian” movies. The genre is mostly empty and vapid with very little challenging or emotionally honest work coming out of the genre out of the past two decades. Then again, most directors don’t reach out to you specifically to review their film by request. The movie’s writer/producer/director specifically reached outContinue reading “GUG Review: Roe vs Wade”

GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

What is the role of religion in a secular society? How do we (should we) reconcile science and religion? These are questions that have haunted intellectuals for centuries. As we see in one of Thomas Jefferson’s most secretive personal projects, such questions have never been easy to resolve. In 1820, he infamously carved copies ofContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible”

GUG Book Review: Grendel

Following my recent review of Beowulf, I’ve made the effort recently to start digging into contemporary scholarship on the famous poem and it’s various offshoots and creatively inspired followers. One of them is recent feminist translation of Beowulf which I just reviewed for Geeks Under Grace. The other is a very well regarded deconstructionist takeContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Grendel”

GUG Review: Church People

I’ve long held a fatwa against “Christian” movies on the grounds that they suck. That’s hardly a hot-take. Most people agree that they suck. I have mostly avoided the genre for years. I think the last two I can remember seeing are Heaven is for Real (2014) and Unplanned (2019). I did however try toContinue reading “GUG Review: Church People”

HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)

I should start this review out with a mild disclaimer: I’m not Catholic. I’m a practicing Evangelical Protestant who enjoys Catholic art but I am not confirmed and don’t personally share many Catholic core beliefs (heck I’m a pretty liberal Christian in many respects). That said, I’ve been curious to see the movie Fatima forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)”

GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings

This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings. The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille doesContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry

This week on the AntiSocial Network, I interviewed one of my favorite Christian comedians! Hans Fiene is not as well known as The Babylon Bee but he does have a respectable large YouTube following! His YouTube channel LUTHERAN SATIRE has 56.1k subscribers and several of his videos have gone viral into the millions of views.Continue reading “PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry”