Advent+ : Anticipating God in the New Year

New Years is a special time to this blog o’ mine. I started writing in this space a couple years ago at the onset of my 4th semester of undergrad at ACU. Since then, my consistency has gone through several different phases, my ideas and understandings have grown and refined, and I’ve had the privilege…

Checking In

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog or talking to me, you’ll no doubt recognize the theme of my getting in trouble very frequently as a child. I say “as a child,” but let’s be real, I probably get in trouble just as often today, it’s just that when you’re 23 years old, no…

The Den: A Parable for the Modern Church

In a meadow there is a flock of many sheep, grazing. One day, while they are all together, the group is set upon by a wolf. Fifty sheep perish, fifty-three more are wounded, but every sheep in the flock saw the attack. Afterward, a lion emerges from its den nearby. He sees the sheep and…

Kids’ Stuff (Pt. 4): Err, A Parent

This is the last in-depth post I’ll have in this series, Kids’ Stuff. If you haven’t been keeping up, and/or you’re interested in reading about the importance of the insights that supposed “children’s” movies offer us, I’d encourage you to read my last post on ParaNorman, as well as the others over The Book of Life,  and A…

Kids’ Stuff (Pt. 3): Alone in the World

Near the beginning of high school, my friends and I got really into zombies. We created a small club, ZDT: Zombie Defense Taskforce (“task force” made into one word because if an acronym has 4 letters and no vowel, it’s really not worth acronymizing at all) that sought to prepare us and those we loved for…

Kids’ Stuff (Pt. 2):Where We’re Planted

I was never any good with yearbooks. When I moved at the end of 4th grade, while we were getting registered at my new elementary school, I was given a yearbook by the well-meaning receptionist. She told me to take it home and look through it to “see what my classmates look like and start…

Kids’ Stuff (Pt.1): Life, Death, and Mariachi

The major thrust of this series is my attempting to highlight the profound messages in the stories that we so often perceive as being beneath us. Another way to say this would be that I want to talk about the cool stuff going on in kids’ movies. My last post delved into that a little…