Grayson Quay

Grayson Quay

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Grayson Quay is a freelance writer. His work has been published in the Washington Times, the National Interest, Rare, and Townhall. He is a graduate of Grove City College, a former high school teacher, and a current M.A. student at Georgetown University. He enjoys writing poetry and listening to NPR. Follow him on Twitter @hemingquay

Recent blog posts by this author

Finding Positive Masculinity in Pulp Fiction

In my first installment about the film Pulp Fiction, I used Jordan Peterson’s theory of order, chaos, and personal responsibility to interpret the actions of Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta). In this second installment, I want...

How One Deleted Scene Turns Star Wars into a Struggle Against Socialism

In the era of Disney, many long-time Star Wars fans have bemoaned the supposed infiltration of their favorite franchise by leftist ideology.   At first, I rolled my eyes at these objections, many of which remain patently absurd....

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

It’s one of the most horrific images in the history of Western art.   As the myth goes, Saturn (or Cronus, as the Greeks called him) was king of the universe, but was warned by a prophecy that one day he would be overthrown by...

Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction

As summer hits its halfway point, many of you may be eagerly awaiting your upcoming beach vacations. And with the beach comes “beach reading,” from Tom Clancy to Danielle Steele and everything in between.  To many educated people, the phrase...

What Jordan Peterson and Quentin Tarantino Understand About Chaos and Moral Responsibility

In the popular imagination, Quentin Tarantino has become something of a poster boy for style over substance. His films appear to be “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” perfectly embodying—with their senseless violence, unrealistic dialogue...

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

As a former Pittsburgh-area kid, I love Mr. Rogers. His history as a Navy SEAL may be the stuff of urban legend, but as an ordained Presbyterian minister living out his calling as a children’s TV host, Fred Rogers helped generations of kids cope...

How a Green Day Song Can Help us Understand the Christian Festival Epiphany

“Religion is a bunch of bullshit,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said in a 2010 interview with vocal atheist Bill Maher. If you’re not familiar with Green Day, they’re the band that taught you to stick it to the man if you came of age...

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

When a New York Times story brought allegations of sexual harassment against vulgar-yet-brilliant comedian Louis C.K. last week, the theatrical distribution deal for I Love You, Daddy, a film he secretly wrote, directed, starred in, and edited last...