Original Sin in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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In the series premier last night, we see that Agent Coulson somehow survived his run-in with Loki in the movie The Avengers. He is now back in charge of an elite unit of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is searching for other superheroes either to recruit them or to keep them from becoming bad supervillains. Good stuff! In the first […]

Are we in the Matrix? Are Angels testing us?

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The idea that we are in a computer simulation has pop culture, philosophical, and theological supporters, but now it may have science on its side. Floating around the Internets this week was an article about a group of scientists who are seeking to test if we exist in one big simulation of another being’s creation. […]

I find your faith disturbing…Good!

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My birthday is coming up next month and I was looking for a laptop sticker for my Macbook to add to my list. I found an intriguing one that I really liked. Here it is: It’s a subtle play on the line uttered by Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope where he force-chokes a […]

World War Z Chaplains – Last Rites with a Bullet

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Thanks to a suggestion by a church member, I’ve been listening to the audiobook of World War Z, the 2006 novel by Max Brooks depicting the fictional aftermath of a worldwide struggle with zombies. It has a really creative format: each chapter is an interview with a survivor of the war told from their perspective […]