About Nicene Guy

Nicene Guy JC is a cradle Catholic, and somewhat of a traditionalist conservative. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in the summer of 2014. He is currently a tenure-track assistant professor of physics at a university in the deep south. He is a lay member of the Order of Preachers. JC has been happily married since June of 2010. He and his lovely wife have had two children born into their family, one daughter and one son; they hope to have a few more. He has at times questioned – and more often still been questioned about – his Faith, but he has never wandered far from the Church, nor from our Lord. “To whom else would I go?”



Author Archives: Nicene Guy

The Poor

April 20th, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

The term “social justice” is one which is unfortunately polarized and even politically charged, thanks in no small part to


Suffering: Unique Yet Common

March 23rd, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

The eminent twentieth century theologian Henri de Lubac writes in his Paradoxes of the Faith that there are two important


Lent and Love

February 23rd, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

What is the point of the Lenten sacrifices [1]? Why do we fast on some days, abstain from meat on


Work, Play, and Science

January 26th, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

The other day, I saw an article making rounds through my facebook’s news feed about a brilliant young woman whom


Militant Scientism

October 7th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

One of my favorite series in science fiction is the “Spiral Arm” series written by Michael Flynn. This series is


Morality and Love

September 8th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

What purpose does morality serve? This is a question I have been given reason to consider from time to time—in


Evangelization and Hope

August 11th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

Why are we so bad at evangelizing the culture? I’ve seen this question pop up time and again, mostly in


The Trouble with Transhumanism

June 23rd, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

Transhumanism is a desperate belief system that grasps at technological straws. But the raw desperation in that grasping has the


Three True Freedoms

June 10th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

In my previous column, I mentioned that there are three senses in which we have real freedom, and one sense


A Fool’s Freedom

May 29th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

What makes us free? There are, on the whole, three true types of freedom and one false one. Among the


On the Romance of Ritual

April 29th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

Rituals are a forgotten art—we have forgotten the art of practicing them, while at the same time losing sight of



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