Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Bushel Basket

Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Bushel Basket

Friends, I've been hiding. Hiding from myself. Hiding from all of you. But mostly I've been hiding from God. I haven't written a blog post in months. I haven't written in my journal in what feels like years. I haven't written a poem or a song. Not one bit of reflection or prayer has flown [...]

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Dostoevsky, Frankl, and the Innate Human Desire for Freedom

Dostoevsky, Frankl, and the Innate Human Desire for Freedom

Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground focuses on the ramblings of the "underground man" as a stand-in for Russian alienation at the turn of the century. The most poignant aspect of his rambling is underground man's depression and his alienation. He sees himself as both elevated above the rabble of humanity, but also completely at odds with [...]

An Unexpected Journey: On the 8th Anniversary of My Conversion

"Is Jesus real? Is Hell real?" I asked my friend incredulously. Before that fateful question, I had been going through a massive emotional and spiritual change. For some reason, I was discussing philosophy with everyone around me and looking into going to Church for the first time in my life for a "philosophical community" (not [...]

Prayer, Faith and Hurricane Irma: How to Regain Peace When You’ve Lost It

Prayer, Faith and Hurricane Irma: How to Regain Peace When You’ve Lost It

As I write this a smattering of rain is hitting my window. The sounds are calming and soothing; an occurrence that belies the fact that there is currently a Category 4 Hurricane barreling down towards my neck of the woods. Tampa, the metropolitan city that was the backdrop of my childhood, is in the crosshairs. [...]