Paradise Lost: Understanding the Value of Art

If art is an experience, what does that make the artist? A performer? An instructor? A mentor? Despite its many forms, art has a unique way of interacting with the human mind. Music serves as a universal language, all people groups have some form of dance, sculpture and painting are as much a part of cultural heritage as food and skin color are, and stories told in poetry or prose have been long part of the human tradition for centuries upon centuries. As humans made … Read more Paradise Lost: Understanding the Value of Art

An Explosive Personality

Out of all the shows that this anime season has brought me, I’d have to say that the most fun for me to watch has been My Hero Academia. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the more serious, gritty tones of Joker Game and the ridiculous psychological mess that is The Lost Village, but MHA has kept me entertained and interested in the characters in a way that resonates with me more than the other shows, and for good reason. It touches on aspects … Read more An Explosive Personality

The Calligrapher’s Burden

Human nature desires control. What I mean by this is that as humans, we naturally want to have control over our environments. Who comes in, what goes out, what goes where, if I’m going to Starbucks today or if I’m studying for that quiz tomorrow, etc. We like to feel in control of what goes on around us because we find a sense of peace and security from it. But as much as control provides for us, the pursuit of control often becomes a goal … Read more The Calligrapher’s Burden

Madoka the Loving Christian

Konnichiwa! Today marks the start of a new day, and yet the end of a new series. Sort of an unintentional yin/yang thing I’ve got going on, eh? For this final post on Madoka Magica, let’s talk about the main character of the series, Madoka, and what makes her unique from the other girls.

Sayaka the Deceived Christian

At the time of this writing, it’s morning, and I’ve just finished my morning bowl of cereal, so ohayo gozaimas! Welcome to the start of a new week, and despite what Garfield might say, Mondays are pretty awesome. And with this coming week, I want us to embark on a journey through the characters of Madoka Magica and taking a closer look at each one. The series is chock-full of lessons to be learned about the price of power, the deceptiveness of the world, the … Read more Sayaka the Deceived Christian

Exploring the Role of Christian Fellowship (Part 1)

What does it take for a person to grow? The answer is varied. Some would say exercise, others would say a proper diet, still others would say a clean environment. In truth, it is never one single factor that grows a person, but a combination of influences in our lives that mold and shape us into the people we are. Each one of us is an unfinished painting; each new experience, idea, and emotion adds a new color to the canvas of our lives, altering … Read more Exploring the Role of Christian Fellowship (Part 1)

Where’s God in Attack on Titan?

Ohayo gozaimas! Sorry for the lack of posts on Friday everyone; I had a CLEP test that day and the rest of the day was filled with stuff that kept me really busy. I do plan to make up for it though, with a special mid-week post that should land somewhere around Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled. As always, leave me a Like and a comment below if you like what you see; it helps keep my self-esteem up and lets me know you … Read more Where’s God in Attack on Titan?