Trailer for The Remaining

Here you go, folks, the trailer for the Rapture/Zombie/Demon flick to be released September 5th by Affirm/Sony Pictures. … [Read more...]

Mid-Life Report Card of a Mostly Bad Christian (Written by St. Peter Himself!)

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A few days ago, I turned forty. I felt pretty good about the first half of my life, especially my recent confirmation in the Catholic Church. I didn’t expect all A’s, but I figured I’d be a solid B student.I waited by the mail box but nothing came. Finally, a weird creature with seven heads appeared in front of me and handed me a scroll. I looked at the postmark that said, “Office of the Church, St. Peter The Rock, Director.” When I tried to tip the strange creature, all seven heads looked at … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Catholic, Part Two: In the Lair of Richard Dawkins

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For four years, I spent time hanging out with atheists at The Ohio State University. I started a group called The Thomas Society (after St. Thomas the Doubter) where everyone was welcome. Our weekly meetings often consisted of atheists, agnostics, Christians, Jewish rabbis, and an odd assortment of students from campus. As I look back on it, I realize this sort of thing doesn’t happen much.During the meetings, I adopted a “no question off limits” and “no edit policy” with only one rule; you c … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll, Pope Francis and the Clanging Symbols

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Many people ask me why I gave up my evangelical ordination and journeyed towards the Catholic church.  I struggle to answer these questions because there are multiple answers. None of them are simpleThe recent Mark Driscoll controversies (Named Legion, for they are many), and the release of Pope Francis' Joy of the Gospel gives me an opportunity to hit one of the major issues that drew me to Rome.For those of you don't know, Mark Driscoll is one of the most polarizing figures in the … [Read more...]

The Killer Idol: Sons of Anarchy and the Worship of Family.

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 (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)As a writer, I get behind in watching TV shows. It’s the nature of deadlines and people wanting things yesterday. For example, I’ve yet to watch one episode of Breaking Bad. That’s right, not one. I don’t even know what happens at the end, so don’t tell me, I’ll get there.This is why I find myself plowing through the first five seasons of Sons of Anarchy on Netflix. I’m amazed at SOA’s ability to make me think about its’ content at random times during the day. … [Read more...]

Wrap of the Trinity War: Geoff Johns Agrees with Jesus…Part One…

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(Our previous coverage of DC's Trinity War can be found here: Part One, Part Two and Part Three)(Oh, and I can't tell you you many spoilers are down below.)DC Comics Trinity War has ended with an explosive bang, and wrapped up with Geoff Johns' answer to the knotty question: “where does evil come from?”Before we get to his answer, let's go back to two companion issues, Pandora #3 and The Phantom Stranger #11. If readers will remember, Pandora is the one who (accidentally) started The … [Read more...]

DC Comics Trinity War: Can we get rid of sin on our own?

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 This past Wednesday, DC comics released Justice League #22, part one of the DC Universe event known as The Trinity War.(possible spoilers ahead)For those who don't follow comics, DC is marketing this event as a "universe" changer for all it's individual comics. The story line is centered around the Trinity of Sin: Pandora, The Phantom Stranger, and the Question. Pandora is the woman in the DC universe who opened up her infamous box to release the "seven deadly sins" into the … [Read more...]


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