Love

Despite the fact that according to the Beatles, it’s all you need, I don’t like “love.” It is anemic, washed out, sold out, domesticated, banal, and boring. What does “love” even mean? It is either too vague or too precise. It can mean everything, which usually means it means nothing. I “love” green onions. I […]

Part 3. The Eucharist in 1 Corinthians 11:23-24 – “The Cup”

“After supper,” Jesus took the cup (11 Cor. 11:25). According to Paul, the Last Supper started off with breaking bread, followed by a meal, and finally concluded with the sharing of the cup. Hence, the rite would have looked very different from what is typically practiced in churches today. The rite would have included not […]

Running Out of Time

“This is what I mean, brothers [and sisters], the time has grown short; henceforth, let even those who have wives be as if they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no […]

Hercule Poirot and the Fate of Civilization: A Parable

There is a strange alchemy that happens when we read a good novel. Something fantastic happens when we combine some ink scratches on paper with our imagination. Whole worlds are formed as if out of nothing, populated with multitudes. Characters that didn’t exist moments before, oddly dear to us. When I read a Poirot novel, […]