To wit, it appears that Mr. Rogers violently punished the Devil with peace and love.
"Snowflake" culture got big during my last semester of university. Like many students, one of the last things I learned in school was that we now need service dogs to cope with exam week. Around the same time, the recent spike in suicide made headlines. Unfortunately, I can confirm that that's going on with college … Continue reading On mental illness
Note: If you are of the age to understand this pop culture reference, this article may be of use to you! If you can't do college without student loans, consider the trades. There's less prestige in it, but it's good, honest and well-compensated work. Many high-prestige jobs (in media, for example) are low-pay, high-stress and … Continue reading The Crier’s Declassified School Survival Guide
Does anybody think that just plain classic movies are worth watching for Christians? We complain about the kitsch of Evangelical entertainment, but haven't produced superior alternatives yet. What if, for the time being, we just rely on stories that were told when Christianity was an unspoken part of the atmosphere? We can rely on them … Continue reading On Alternative Christian Media
We Christians often complain that society no longer has room for us, but we also permit society to take that room away. We are to reject the world, the flesh and the Devil. Yet thus far, we have also refused to fight him when he attacks. The losses from these little skirmishes are adding up, … Continue reading On Sunday rest
In the past, as I have noted, a favorite Anglo-Catholic hobby was to provoke Protestant authorities by worshipping in a catholic manner. Having no Protestant authorities to provoke, and thereby defend the Catholic Faith, I've needed someone else to oppose. Living in a secular world, I decided to provoke a secular authority according to a … Continue reading Distinction: Another satire (but again, not really)
When evaluating the lives of the Saints, I have had the tendency to see them as perfect. In my mind, they had no thoughts nor feelings or inner struggles. I spent so much time comparing myself to their impossibly-high standard that I forgot to do the things that would make me resemble them more! Yet … Continue reading Pope St. Gregory the Great: Cincinnatus of the Church