The God We Do / Don’t Want

Free will is such a complex topic, theologians have dedicated entire volumes to it, what it means in the spectrum of divine grace, and how much humans have of it (could we really destroy ourselves, or would God ‘stop us’? if He would stop us, is that the end of our ‘free will’? Does our... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Smoke & Mirrors

I read a book on relationships that said what people most desire from others is acceptance, the ability to be loved for who (or in spite of what) they are. When others reject us, it hurts. It causes us to lash out, or withdraw, or feel unworthy. The truly terrible thing is, I see this... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: Listen to the Music

It’s funny how the universe aligns itself; I’ve been studying and contemplating different things of late, which kind of all came together in my head during this episode. While the Doctor found the missing 9th Legion, and tried to leap into action, Bill and Nardole stopped him from spending eternity guarding a gateway, by reminding... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: Change Begins With You

One of my friends told me this episode played to her worst nightmare: the inability to research history with accuracy. Historical research is already inaccurate, because unless you’re dealing with sources with proven facts and not eyewitness accounts, hearsay, historian hypothesis, or personal letters, whatever perspective you receive is slanted by someone’s bias. History is... Continue Reading →

Embrace the Emptiness

Virtue is only virtue in extremis. This is what he believes. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. People really hate the unknown. They try desperately to predict their futures, to map it out. They consult psychics, develop ten year plans, Google how to get... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who & the Duality of Parenting

I’ll be honest, I feel like this episode fell a bit flat in the second half, but it’s still worth talking about the subtle dualism present in the script. The story is about maturity and immaturity, about letting go and holding on, and as such, has one of the most interesting double-arcs I’ve seen in... Continue Reading →

Choosing the Doctor

I like Doctor Who for many reasons; it’s one of the most creative “ideas” out there (a space and time traveling time lord?), it’s always got a fresh new angle, it replaces its entire cast on a regular basis to keep things interesting, and… as a believer, the parallels between the Doctor and elements of... Continue Reading →

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