Love Versus Materialism in Sword Art Online Alicization

*Warning: presumptive spoilers for a future season of Sword Art Online Alicization* Lingering the background of Sword Art Online Alicization has been the question of the nature of the soul. Early in the anime, the story established that scientists had narrowed down the soul’s nature to a light-based phenomenon they call a fluctlight. These fluctlights… Read More Love Versus Materialism in Sword Art Online Alicization

A Shield for Truth

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate’s derisive rhetorical question during the trial of Jesus of Nazareth has a strikingly modern — or better yet, postmodern — ring to it (Jn. 18.38). In the postmodern worldview, “truth” is subjective, personal, relative, and often unknowable, much like Pilate’s question implies. I know there’s been a lot about The… Read More A Shield for Truth

Resisting Evil

When I watched the delightfully absurd Witch Craft Works, one surprisingly thoughtful scene stood out amid the convoluted hilarity. I don’t dare attempt to explain the whole story, but at this particular point, protagonist Takamiya Honoka and witch / bodyguard / love interest Kagari Ayaka have come into conflict with Kagari’s mother (an extremely strong… Read More Resisting Evil

On Love

TWWK: You’ve surely seen many of of the wonderful guest contributions by Jeskai Angel here in recent months—so many that he seems to be part of our regular staff! Well, we’ve remedied that inconsistently by bringing Jeskai Angel on as a member of our staff! He’ll be joining our light novel club and contributing other… Read More On Love