American Jesus(es)

This past week, the first season of American Gods came to an end. The show is an adaption of one of my favorite novels, so I came to it with both anticipation and trepidation. The show turned out to be a visually remarkable series and one of the most unique things on television. As an…

This Side of Paradise

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are on the bridge of the Enterprise, musing as they often do on the events of the preceding episode. They have just left a paradise behind and Kirk says, Maybe we weren’t meant for paradise. Maybe we were meant to fight our way through. Struggle, claw our way up, scratch for…

The True Church, Body and Soul

Thus, the Church in her members, her rites, her hierarchy, is not some accident or artifice connected to the inner nature of the Church only by correlation but an organic outworking of that inner reality