#70 – How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith and Politics at the End of the World (My 100 Favorite Books)

This book combined the work of Charles Taylor (whose magnificent book A Secular Age will make my list soon) and television shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.  Essentially, if you enjoy those shows and want to think a bit more deeply on what they are saying about life and our […]

Laziness – The Rule of St. Benedict

Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. St. Benedict (2011-04-30). The Rule of St. Benedict (Kindle Locations 707-708). PlanetMonk Books. Kindle Edition. I’ve often wondered what “free time” was like in the ancient or medieval world. […]

Everyday Faith – God and Entertainment (CSF Weekly Word)

It is so easy for us to divide our lives between the sacred and the secular.  We go to church on Sundays and CSF during the week.  But when we do all the other things that fill our lives – watch movies, study, work, hang out with friends – it is sometimes hard to see […]

What Fiction Should I Watch?

I am sitting here tonight, desiring entertainment.  Thankfully, it is the year 2012 and I have plenty of options.  Emily and I watched the first season of The Walking Dead on Netflix months ago and just last week they finally put up season two.  Should we check in with the story of the survivors of […]