Marvel Comics, Star Wars, & the DCU: The Multiverse vs Compatibilism

It is amazing how movies and comics often shed light on philosophical and theological issues. One specific topic regularly addressed in pop culture is known as the “free will debate.” Some philosophers and theologians affirm a view called determinism and state that we never have genuine freedom (an ability) to choose between a range of … Continue reading Marvel Comics, Star Wars, & the DCU: The Multiverse vs Compatibilism

Luke Skywalker & the Emotional Problem of the Dark Side

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!!! A long time ago . . . . Ever since I was a four-year-old, my hero has been Luke Skywalker! I would pretend I had the power of the force and I would always have a lightsaber on my belt (usually my dad’s flashlight). Moreover, my Luke … Continue reading Luke Skywalker & the Emotional Problem of the Dark Side

Yoda & K-2: Semi-Compatibilism & Responsibility

Recently a friend of mine — a philosophy professor who believes humans possess libertarian free will — posted a question on social media directed to Christians. He asked: “If you had to choose between the two, would you rather be a Calvinist (compatibilist version) or an open theist?” I quickly responded with the following: “The ironic thing … Continue reading Yoda & K-2: Semi-Compatibilism & Responsibility

Rogue One Reflections: Death and Hope

This article contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You’ve been warned. The obvious theme of Rogue One is hope. Many characters repeated the phrase “Rebellions are built on hope.” Hope is the last word uttered in the film. The events in this movie directly lead into the original Star Wars film (1977), which … Continue reading Rogue One Reflections: Death and Hope

Rogue One: A Lesson About Free Will & Responsibility

SPOILER ALERT!!! I absolutely love the Star Wars saga! I have been a Star Wars fanatic since I was a little boy when the first movie (Episode IV) was released in 1977. Not much has changed as far as this is concerned over the past forty years — I even still purchase Star Wars action figures to … Continue reading Rogue One: A Lesson About Free Will & Responsibility

The Apolojedi & the Power of The Force

Two of my earliest memories in life still have great significance to this day. First, in the spring of 1977 my life was transformed as I prayed and asked Jesus to be the Lord of my life. Second, just a few weeks later, I saw Star Wars in the theater. Right around the same time … Continue reading The Apolojedi & the Power of The Force

Time Proves God

I love to spend my time thinking about time. That might sound rather odd to most people; however, I have come to the conclusion that if we understand time correctly, then the rest of reality starts to fall into place. My interest in time theory began to exist when I began examining the beginning of … Continue reading Time Proves God