Harry Potter and the Church Part I

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zKidngYrdg] Like J. K. Rowling’s wonderfully weird invention of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Jelly Beans, her Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and God’s equally wonderful and weird church are...

What if "The Hunger Games" Were True? A Book Review

By Eugene C. Scott What if? “What if” is frequently the central question submerged in good fiction. C.S. Lewis asked, what if a Christ figure came into a completely different world from the one we know? In answer to his question, Lewis invented Aslan the Lion and...

W.W.H.P.D?: What Would Harry Potter Do?

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oifNdCEvw4] Of all the battles Harry Potter faces, one is paramount. Not his conflict with Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, the Dementors, the sweetly evil Dolores Umbridge, not even with Him-Who...

A Postcard from the Pacific Rim: Maui, Hawaii

By Brendan Scott and Eugene C. Scott Expectations. Most times what we expect to happen trips us up and gets in the way of seeing and experiencing the more oblique, twisted, fun, real side of life. For example on a trip to Maui one would expect a sunburn, sand between...

Is God a Control Freak?

By Eugene C. Scott There have been times when life has been completely out of control. And there seemed nothing anyone could do to change it, fix it, or stop it. Even God. It was as if my life were a passenger jet first wobbling, then looping and finally plummeting...

How to Know if You're a Control Freak

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1RHmSm36aE] Several thousand years ago dung beetles enjoyed god-like status. They earned this high honor by toiling day-long collecting balls of dung between their tiny horns and rolling them across the hot...