I was invited by a Corban University student to speak to a group of 140 young women. It was an honor, and in the midst of a world that groans with evil and suffering, it was a thing of beauty to stand before a roomful of women with passion, hope, and an eagerness to serve […]


The internet is an interesting and often frustrating place. It feeds our natural inclination for narcism, it is often illusory and deceptive, and it tends to feed a beast within us of hostility in disagreements where we write quickly, unkindly, and with an intent to win arguments and share our own opinions, rather than to discourse […]


Franz Kafka’s well known Metamorphosis is well known for good reason. It is as much impactful as it is grotesque. Metamorphosis follows the pitiable character, Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesmen who supports his parents and sister. One is given the impression that prior to his metamorphosis he already carries self-loathing and central to his character is his strained […]


I recently read a post that tragically misidentified something as “Orwellian”, and then proceeded to use it in support of an idea that Orwell himself would have likely criticized. It seems to be a common malady to hijack well-known literary names for our own purposes, to use them bolster up our arguments with an appeal […]


The Hitlers and Stalins find murder necessary, but they don’t advertise their callousness, and they don’t speak of it as murder; it is “liquidation,” “elimination”, or some other soothing phrase. -George Orwell Recently our President addressed the nation in regard to the tragic Oregon shooting that took 10 lives. He called on us to see […]


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