A.J. Cronin: Take a look

I thoroughly enjoy books which give great insight to the inner workings of man's character and soul while being breathtakingly eloquent. Character-driven, the substance...

Faith, Family and Conflicting Duties

The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying:  “Take your son, your only son Isaac,...

A Review of Adrian Owen’s “Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border...

Imagine that you could communicate with someone in a coma. What kinds of questions would you ask? Maybe you would ask if they had...

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

College professors sometimes have too much time on their hands. While digging around in the crypt of an old medieval library in Oxford, I...

Water in the Wasteland: Unexpected Elements of Hope and Redemption in Television...

I am the kind of person who sometimes derives hope from unusual things. As a lover of stories, I often will comment that a...

Thought Control Totalitarianism, in Canada?

We here in the grand Dominion of Canada have passed some very bad laws of late, sadly during what should be an otherwise celebratory 150th...

Speaking the Lingo of the Millennials: Social and Religious Justice

Many members of the Millennial generation are strongly concerned with social justice. They are die-hard Democrats (or NDPers, in the Canadian context), and leftism...

Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the recent feast of Saint Bonaventure, on July 15th, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of...

Beat the Devil

The British agnostic philosopher Bertrand Russell said he could not believe in Satan because the very notion of a devil was not even probable,...

Whence and What Authority?

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them…”   So quoted Malvolio in Shakespseare’s Twelfth Night (albeit as he read from a letter...