From Barren Earth to Pure Land – The Nativity of the Mother of God

I was asked to give some thoughts on the birth of Mary following the vespers preceding the feast at St-John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Radical Proposal of Sacred Art

Sacred Art in the form of iconography, liturgy and all that this entails, is a possible door to a world of participative culture which has slowly been closed as modern culture focuses more and more on entertainment.

August 2019 Q&A

(A re-run of my livestream from August 26, 2019 on my YouTube channel.)

Problems with Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Narrative

Steven Pinker’s narrative of Enlightenment conveniently dismisses how the dark side of modernity is born in the same enlightenment principles he wants to uphold.

Living a Quality Existence | with Sevilla King

Sevilla King is a therapist who is also running a youtube channel called A Quality Existence where she comments on the discussion around the meaning crisis as well as doing a commentary reading on Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Credit, Interest and the Acceleration of Time

Credit is an inevitable element of contemporary life, but it seems to contribute to the acceleration of time.

René Girard: Desire and Sacrifice – with Craig Stewart

I explore the basics of René Girard’s theory of Memetic Desire and sacrifice with Craig Stewart. We also discuss the resurgence of scapegoating in contemporary politics and how Girard’s theory can give us insight into the mechanisms by which this has occurred.

Discussing the Meaning Crisis with Paul Vanderklay

My third discussion with Paul Vanderklay, where we talk about our own situations, the Jordan Peterson moment as well as our vision of the meaning crisis.

July Q&A

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Technical Society and Media – Jacques Ellul, Marshall Mcluhan | with Christian Roy

Christian Roy is an expert on Jacques Ellul, Marchall Mcluhan and Bernard Charbonneau. We discuss technicity, media and its relationship to a symbolic world.

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Symbolism Happens

Symbolism Happens

One of the criticisms I get is how by saying something is symbolic, I am somehow suggesting that it is not describing an event in the world. This stems from a deep misunderstanding of what symbolism is. Symbolism is not so much an arbitrary allegorical representation of something, but rather the very pattern by which we notice meaning.

Symbolism Happens

Symbolism Happens

One of the criticisms I get is how by saying something is symbolic, I am somehow suggesting that it is not describing an event in the world. This stems from a deep misunderstanding of what symbolism is. Symbolism is not so much an arbitrary allegorical representation of something, but rather the very pattern by which we notice meaning.

Conspiracy Theories and Flat Earth

Conspiracy Theories and Flat Earth

Although on the surface, Alex Jones seems to spout off crazy stuff, but when looking at the patterns in which he engages, another image begins to appear. I try to analyze some of the imagery he uses in his videos.