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Aristotle, Pop-Psychology, & Mental Habits

*Written on January 16th, 2019. What does pop-psychology and Aristotle have in common? The answer is an obsession with habits. This is evident from the recent influx of literature on the power of habit that fills most bookstores today. Our culture seems to be obsessed with becoming habitually fit, habitually intelligent, and most importantly—habitually successful.… Continue reading Aristotle, Pop-Psychology, & Mental Habits

Speech & Responsibility: Offering Advice

Note: I understand that every situation is unique and cannot be replicated. I am not creating a universal law here. Instead, I am trying to set a broken bone and offer a dialectic response to the current aura around this issue in our culture (written on December 16th, 2018). I’ve noticed that people today, especially those… Continue reading Speech & Responsibility: Offering Advice

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

*This was written on December, 2nd 2018. Having recently read James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (which I would highly recommend), I decided to capture the effect it had on me in an extemporaneous poem. Joyce’s language in the work is rich and piercing. It would be difficult for one not to… Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Reflections on Reading Plato

*This was written on August 18th, 2018. Since I recently finished reading a few selected dialogues of Plato (Ion, Apology, Phaedrus, Symposium, & Protagoras) I’ve decided to share a few reflections and thoughts from my reading. To be honest, I wasn’t excited about reading Plato. I still had memories from college of reading Plato’s depiction… Continue reading Reflections on Reading Plato

Herd Morality & the Philosophical Problem of Suicide

*This was written on August 4th, 2018. Since there hasn’t been much activity within our cordial guild recently, I’ve decided to stoke the fire a bit by producing some type of post. I must admit this post will probably not be a fully formed but instead will be a compendium of thoughts and unanswered questions.… Continue reading Herd Morality & the Philosophical Problem of Suicide

Inspiration & Incarnation (Review)

*This was written on July 7th, 2018. I picked up Peter Enns’ book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, recently and found it informative and helpful. So, in the spirit of this blog/guild, I’ve decided to do a quick summary and review of Dr. Enns’ work since it covers some issues that… Continue reading Inspiration & Incarnation (Review)

Coffee with Theologians: Emil Bruner on Revelation

*This was written on May, 20th 2018. As someone who has never really been exposed to contemporary theology until recently, I’ve found the process of becoming acquainted with its figures, terminology, and emphases quite cumbersome. Although these theologians stand much closer to myself and the problems of our society, I often find their works to… Continue reading Coffee with Theologians: Emil Bruner on Revelation

Morning

*This was written on May, 20th 2018.I stumble through the dark hallwayminding the slight ache in my headto find the coffee unmade. What with usual ease is done laboriously.I sit down on the cold couchminding the assortment of misplaced pillows to find my mind clear.What was done laboriously now with easeand clarity.