"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God."
1 John 3:1
Words of Wisdom, or, The Wisdom of Words
A sort of witty play on words that is intended to convey a meaningful message. A very short piece which remains a work in progress that I foresee continuing to tweak and add to or subtract to from time to time.
A concise statement on common sense principles. Will probably be revised over time to reflect current affairs.
An unfinished piece that is intended to serve as a sort of introduction to my writings on Inner Spirituality.
The purpose of life is explored, along with just what it means and implies for life and creation to have a purpose. The inadequacy of various common responses to the question of life's purpose are explored as well.
Two Letters on Abortion, Morality and Soul Psychology
Brings up some general points about the nature of morality and soul psychology, while addressing the value and usefulness of a particular kind of pro-life outreach.
Two Letters on the Nature of Philosophy
Some thoughts on the question of what philosophy is, which touch upon the connection between wisdom, love, self-mastery and moral integrity.
Some thoughts on whether Trump was closer to the people and on his role in American politics more broadly.
Resisting Evil and Pursuing God
A discussion on how the soul's innate inclination to fight what it conceives of as wrong can be turned against it. The piece takes the form of a short commentary on a verse from the epistle of James.
On Karma, Confirmation Bias and Soul Psychology
I explain how part of the reason for some of what is going on in the world at present has to do with people's predisposition to connect the inner and the outer in ways that attest to their innate spiritual nature.
Three Reasons for the Current Situation
I discuss three broad causes behind the current polarization and social tensions in America and the world in a manner that ties together spiritual and worldly considerations.
Comments on The American Conservative
One of the online magazines I consult is The American Conservative and I also post comments on some of their articles. As some of these comments are fairly substantive and contribute to expounding ideas found elsewhere in my writings, I post them hear along with links to the relevant articles.
Master's Thesis on Hegel's Philosophy of Religion
A link to my Master's thesis in philosophy providing an analysis of G.W.F Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that incorporates a number of themes that connect to those found in my other writings. I also ended up producing a revised and expanded stand-alone version of one chapter from this thesis shortly after completing the thesis itself, which can be found here.