Finding Meaning in the Multiverse

For most of humanity’s existence, we have lived in very small worlds. People were born, raised, and died in their same communities. Very few were exposed to ideas and opinions outside of their small worlds. And if they did, they weren’t so completely different from what they already understood. Starting with foreign travel in the… Continue reading Finding Meaning in the Multiverse

Vengeance and Hope Depicted in Moon Knight and Batman

Can vengeance bring peace? Two superhero stories recently released grapple with this topic. Coming from two different franchises, Marvel’s Moon Knight was released on DisneyPlus and DC’s Batman released in the theaters. Taken together, they present an interesting comparison to the old testament and new testament views on vengeance. Moon Knight, featuring Oscar Isaac, has… Continue reading Vengeance and Hope Depicted in Moon Knight and Batman

Stifling Order or Cataclysmic Chaos: A Lesson on Institutions from Loki

“Stifling order or cataclysmic chaos” are the two options offered in the finale to Disney Plus’s new series Loki.This stifling order comes in the form of institutional reign with little regard to the individual needs of people. The alternative, however, with nothing in between, is the horror of anarchy. At least this is what the institution… Continue reading Stifling Order or Cataclysmic Chaos: A Lesson on Institutions from Loki

Inverting Transformation: How Encanto Shows Weakness Is Good

In Disney’s recent release Encanto, the concept of transformation is inverted. Our typical view of transformation is akin to our superhero origin stories. For example, Captain America is weak and scrawny, but once he is injected with a special serum, he becomes the muscle-rippling hero we all know and love. As a culture, we tend to… Continue reading Inverting Transformation: How Encanto Shows Weakness Is Good

The Mystery of Patience with God

Many people started new hobbies or interests during the lockdown. They learned how to sew; they made home improvements; they even watched new genres of shows. I myself had two new obsessions: plants and mystery novels. I now have over 37 plants in my home office. It is a veritable forest in here, and I… Continue reading The Mystery of Patience with God