“I believe everyone has a super hero inside them, waiting to be discovered.” – Anonymous You may not always feel like a super hero when it comes to writing, but we can draw several parallels between everyday wordsmiths and our favorite masked wonders. Writing can be lonely at times, but gives us the […]Read more "Q – Quicksilver or Superman: Which “Super Writer” Are You?"
Today’s post is dedicated to our men and women in uniform – both local heroes and those serving overseas. These real freedom fighters make life as we know it possible here in America. From the bottom of my heart… thank you. Super heroes are everywhere these days. Thanks to a little Hollywood magic, it has […]Read more "F – The Freedom Fighter Who Has Inspired Generations"
In 1919, pulp fiction writer Johnston McCulley introduced the world to Zorro, one of the many masked marvels who has graced the pages of our most beloved comic strips. The name “Zorro,” which is the Spanish word for “fox,” captures the crafty skill and sly cunning of Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy nobleman […]Read more "Z: Zorro and the Danger of Hiding Behind a Mask"
While I certainly do not suggest turning to Hollywood for spiritual instruction, I do get excited to see biblical truths being reflected in popular films. If we take time to examine those magical movie moments – those “quotable quotes” which really grip our hearts – we will usually find that these lines of […]Read more "Becoming Web-Slinging Christians – Finding Biblical Truth in “Amazing Spider-Man 2”"
This past Tuesday it was time for me to get my annual flu shot. I absolutely abhor needles of any kind, but I walked out of the medical clinic with a smile on my face. Why? Because even though someone had just plunged a half-inch of steel into my throbbing arm, I ended up […]Read more "Confessions of a Lifelong Spidey Fan"
“The price of freedom is high…and it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” Steve Rogers – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014 release) Captain America – A Cut Above As far as Marvel super heroes go, Captain America stands a cut above the rest. Known for his patriotism and integrity, he fights for […]Read more "Captain America and the Need for “Winter Soldiers”"
Your pastors and spiritual mentors are not “Super Christians.” They don’t have it all figured out, and they don’t have all the answers. They have unique spiritual gifts and a unique calling, just like you do, but they also struggle with doubts, fears, and daily temptations just like you do! “Sure, I know that,” […]Read more "Why the “Super Christian” Myth is Dangerous"
When did our heroes begin wearing masks? My idea of a hero is someone who boldly stands for what they believe in, shining for all to see as a beacon of courage and resolve. But instead, our modern heroes tend to hide their faces out of fear – fear for their own safety, or for […]Read more "The Problem With Secret Identities…"
The mighty Thor has had quite a long fall. Not only was he cast out of Asgard to walk among the mortals here on Earth, but he has also been reduced from the mighty Norse god of Viking lore to a mere scientific anomaly. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not at all concerned with […]Read more "The Fall of Thor (From Miracle to Science)"
Some tend to think of the comic strip as a childish or immature art form. A closer look, however, will reveal the powerful influence of this artistic medium. Like any other art form, comics have the ability to influence their readers through subliminal message – making subtle changes to their way of thinking. This is […]Read more "Superman, Wonder Woman, & the Subliminal Message"