• ### Argument for the Reasonableness of Eucharistic Substantiation

##### 26 June 2017

I believe both that consubstantiation is reasonable and true. Here's a short argument for why.

• ### Scars II

##### 04 June 2017

The scar is wound and healing.

The scar is flesh and memory.

The scar is past and present.

We are a people of scars.

The world is broken; broken things are sharp; sharp things cut; cuts are wounds.

As a people of scars, we too are broken.

Yet...

• ### Scars I

##### 01 June 2017

I live a life of scars,

so small as to be invisible,

like the slivers and shards and fragments of shrapnel—broken and sharp—

that seared them into the fleshy bits of my me.

• ### A life forgotten

##### 14 May 2017

A life forgotten

Eroding against the incremental scratch of time

Like a lonely obelisk in the desert

Graven with images

• ### Flatland and Theological Expectations

##### 09 March 2017

I am going to confess at the outset that I have not read the novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions in its entirety.1 The central conceit of the book, however, has fascinated me since I first learned of it. While scholars read the original...

1. If you wish to peruse it, Project Gutenberg has a free HTML version.

• ### A Simple Tree Building Algorithm

##### 05 March 2017

It is, unfortunately, not that often that I get the opportunity to devise an algorithm to solve a problem at work. Most work simply doesn’t require that kind of thinking. But I thoroughly enjoy that kind of thinking, and thus thoroughly enjoyed the...

• ### Communication is Hard

##### 21 February 2017

Communication is hard. I have found myself contemplating this truth a lot lately. At work it has become a kind of mantra on my team. Have you ever taken the proverbial step back to consider what all is involved in communicating with another human being...

• ### Thoughts on a Birthday

##### 19 January 2017

I am 26 and as this, my 26th year, comes to a close I see that I have learned a lot.

I have learned how to truly cry–to give a thought, image, or emotion the space to breathe and grow and bubble up into my chest, and then to let that physical sensation...

• ### Ruminations on a Credal Logic

##### 20 September 2016

How do we understand our faith? More precisely, how do we reason deeply and precisely as faith-adherents? Or, perhaps most precisely, how might our faith shape our reason? Do we have a faith seeking the light of understanding, or a faith seeking out...

• ### 1 = 0.9999…

##### 01 September 2016

In mathematics it is proven that 1 = 0.9999.... How is this so? But more importantly, in understanding how and why this is true, what can we glean about the nature of paradoxes? Let's explore.