Killing Intent: Finding Truth in Violent Stories

If I were to come up to you and tell you that I enjoy playing the occasional match of Halo or Fallout: New Vegas, you’d probably have one of three responses: “Ugh, he plays those violent games? What kind of anti-social masochist is he?” “He plays those games? AWESOME! I’m not the only one!” “Huh?” The first response is a bit exaggerated, but I do find that a lot of people, especially Christians, take that stance towards media with any form of violence. Violence in … Read more Killing Intent: Finding Truth in Violent Stories

Emiya Shirou and the Importance of Empathy

What is empathy? Google defines it as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”. In essence, empathy is the practice of extending sympathy to another person through the understanding of their own feelings. To show empathy is to feel for a person, to know the problems they face because you have experienced similar problems, and to share help because of this. As essential as empathy is to a relationship, especially as a Christian, it’s not often talked about or even acknowledged: more … Read more Emiya Shirou and the Importance of Empathy