All posts in category Philosophy and Worldviews

Why Katniss Everdeen Has No Hope – But We Do

A common beef Christians have with dystopian stories is that they are hopeless.  It’s common because it can be very true – dystopias are designed to display a reality where all feels lost, where people feel crushed and hopeless, and evil has all the power.  So it makes sense that books and movies in this […]

Whom Shall I Fear? – When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong

I love Doctor Who.  The show is clever, and exciting, and funny, and full of interesting characters and worlds.  It also has many beautiful quotes and messages that I appreciate, such as the inherent dignity of humankind, the value of each individual life, selfless sacrifice, courage, and the faithfulness of true love. That said, although the […]

The Secret Signature of the Soul

Any time I start to write a post and have to find a quote from C.S. Lewis, I end up spending forever browsing quotes from him online, because they are all so good. This quote completely hijacked my blogging attempts for today, and made me start a whole new post about it: “You may have noticed […]

Think About These Things

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8 (ESV) When it comes to fiction, Christians are very fond of this verse.  It is often quoted […]

Treading Water

I like to understand people, to know where they’re coming from and how they see the world.  I like to study deep into their worldview. But sometimes I fall in. Standing on the edge of someone else’s views, I see the dart and glimmer of light reflected in their perspective.  Leaning too far, I lose […]