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”

GUG Review: That Hideous Strength

My trilogy of reviews for CS Lewis’s Space Trilogy is complete! Last year, I reviewed Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. I loved both books! Lewis used his immense love of astronomy and medieval symbolism to craft a fascinating parable for man’s search for meaning within the universe and Joe other species of beingContinue reading “GUG Review: That Hideous Strength”

PODCAST – Reviewing Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order with Haryan Gláeddyv

A month back, Jordan Peterson’s third book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life was finally released! The 400 page book took a while for me to get through but proved to be yet another reflective and fascinating work of psychological and mythological analysis! Fellow YouTuber Haryan Gláeddyv joined the show for an hour toContinue reading “PODCAST – Reviewing Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order with Haryan Gláeddyv”

Russell Kirk and the Cause for Hope: Western Optimism in Light of the BlackPill

Towards the end of his life, conservative intellectual, Russell Kirk gave a series of lectures in 1987 titled The Wise Men Know What Wicked Things Are Written on the Sky. GK Chesterton aficionados will know that line as from his poem The Ballad of the White Horse which takes place in the time of AlfredContinue reading “Russell Kirk and the Cause for Hope: Western Optimism in Light of the BlackPill”

Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)

Jordan Peterson makes for an interesting Rorsach test. You can tell a lot about a person’s gut instincts by how deeply and quickly they adore/dismiss his ideas. He has more than his fair share of the critics on all sides of the aisle: far-left, far-right and far-center. He also has a large base of supportersContinue reading “Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)”

PODCAST – Ginger (Fighting the Void) and the Differences Between Catholicism and Protestantism

I’ve been bad about updating this site for the last two weeks. Part of that has involved my schedule getting crazy and part of it has involved problems with editing several recent episodes of the show. There are corruption/editing issues with the Hotep Jesus/Sarah Hargett recordings… Regardless, I forgot to post the link to myContinue reading “PODCAST – Ginger (Fighting the Void) and the Differences Between Catholicism and Protestantism”

HUMMEL – 33 Conservative Film Recommendations for Modern Audiences

I am a man of lists. I like arranging things and creating ordered lists to work through. I’m also a man who enjoys curating and recommending works of art and entertainment to people who don’t delve into film and literature as deeply as I do. I love recommendation lists for these reasons! As a fanContinue reading “HUMMEL – 33 Conservative Film Recommendations for Modern Audiences”