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
Lost in Space: A Modern Christmas Carol￼
Lost in Space is an exciting space-travel show (based on the 1960s show) with a surprising Christmasy theme. To be fair, I do not recall a single time in the Netflix series Lost in Space where they mention Christmas. There are no religious undertones within the show either. In fact, it’s a very decidedly humanistic message that focuses on the strength of character and intellect to win the day. Despite this, there is a clear “Christmas Carol”ian theme–the possibility of change.
As I walked through the hotel lobby, I felt the eyes of hotel staff and patrons eyeing me coldly. The regal and historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, with their presidential visits, boasted as the city’s second best address, with the first being the White House. We stumbled towards the concierge, me, dressed shabbily in stained… Continue reading Suitably Dressed
The Damage Done
A recently popular TED talk focused on how the biggest risk to our physical well being is exposure to one thing: childhood trauma. The speaker explains how trauma actually affects how the brain develops. As one who has experienced childhood trauma, I found this TED talk extremely depressing. It often feels like the imprint of… Continue reading The Damage Done
Resurrection Hope: A Faith that Fits
You hear it all the time. “He/she isn’t the person I married–he/she changed.” When couples spend their lives together, the events they experience do change them–physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This can be scary and frustrating. However, change is inevitable, and it’s the way we were designed. We see it foremost in our physical transformations from… Continue reading Resurrection Hope: A Faith that Fits