Monthly Archives: February 2017

Jack Bauer Ethics

In honor of the reboot of the TV show 24, here are some thoughts I had regarding its original protagonists Jack Bauer. To be honest, I was never a huge 24 fan.  The first time I saw it, I loved … Continue reading

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Scylla and Charybdis: Between Fear and Courage

According to Greek Myth, Scylla (pronounced SIL-ah) and Charybdis (pronounced kah-RIB-dis) were monsters that inhabited opposite sides of a channel of water, sometimes imagined as the Strait of Messina separating Italy from Sicily.  Scylla, a former lover of Poseidon, had … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God’s Wrath

“The Wrath of God.”  Just say the phrase and I guarantee you people will cringe.  I know I do. If there is any attribute of God that no one wants to talk about its His Wrath. Maybe some people want … Continue reading

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Anfractuosity: The Case against Christianity as Wish Fulfillment

A common criticism levied against religion generally and Christianity specifically is that it is simply wish fulfillment, a human invention to help us manage our anxiety in the face of a chaotic world and eventual death.  Wanting something to be … Continue reading

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