August 19, 2017

I was a speaker at Doxacon 2017, a Christian sci-fi and fantasy convention in Washington, DC. 

My talk was about power & authority, Cap & Iron Man, and the whole moral architecture of the MCU. Find out why Tony Stark makes all the wrong sacrifices, what Captain America...

April 21, 2017

"There’s something monstrous about living without responsibilities to others. That’s the clearest theme of Colossal, the new film starring Anne Hathaway as Gloria, an alcoholic piecing her life together while discovering a strange connection to a giant monster wreaking...

March 3, 2017

"When I speak to my pro-choice friends, I’m often able to find some common ground. They do not necessarily admit that human life has a God-given dignity, but they certainly assign it value—and even assign some value to life in the womb, though they leave this contingen...

October 25, 2016

I was a guest on EWTN's Morning Glory radio program, discussing masculinity, serving as an acolyte, and Donald Trump's so-called "locker room talk." Hear me discuss my formative male role models and how altar serving represents a similar source of esprit de corps to or...

October 14, 2016

"When I ask my friends for their formative, positive male role models, the answers (real and fictional) were often men of quiet confidence and steadfast service, like St. Maximilian Kolbe or Atticus Finch of To Kill A Mockingbird.

G. K. Chesterton suggests that Christia...

September 27, 2016

"Trump’s policies, such as they are, usually come down to America breaking its promises. In the debate, he doubled-down on his previous pledge to back out of defending our NATO allies (who came to our defense after 9/11). Later in the debate he casually said we can’t d...

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October 23, 2019