Stumped: An Advent Poem

  Isaiah 11:1-9 You went upstairs behind a door— Of course you’re coming down, With trumpets blaring, clouds aflame, With sceptre, sword, and crown. Prepare the way! Clean up the mess! Make sure the band’s in tune! And keep an eye up to the sky, For He is coming soon! But what if you’re already … Continue reading Stumped: An Advent Poem

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Support Steven’s First Year At Regent College

Find out how to donate to my first year's tuition here. And if you'd share it on your own blog, your Facebook Timeline, and your Twitter feed, I'd be ever so grateful. The link includes more detail about how you can help and the summary version of why I want to go to Regent College. … Continue reading Support Steven’s First Year At Regent College

Truth Told Slant: A Review of “Norse Mythology”

We have forgotten the shape of the universe. We have forgotten how everything started, where it came from -- and most importantly where it is going. We have forgotten the truth, and that is what mythology is for. Not for facts. Facts never tell you the whole truth of things. Mythology reminds us of the … Continue reading Truth Told Slant: A Review of “Norse Mythology”

Riding The Rails: A Review of “The Underground Railroad”

The first sentence of Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad starts the plot. The second sentence opens a digression into backstory that takes up the whole first chapter. Most of the second chapter is a digression as well. Whitehead does this often throughout the book. He excels at painting portraits of characters and their histories. Everyone … Continue reading Riding The Rails: A Review of “The Underground Railroad”

Chasing After Eden: A Review of “Logan”

(This review contains spoilers) Everyone knows superheroes. They have an ethical code and boundaries they will not cross. They think of others before themselves. They have their flaws, but learn from their mistakes. Sometimes they lose their way, but they find the strength to rediscover their road. And they always save the day. Logan, known … Continue reading Chasing After Eden: A Review of “Logan”