Brendan was born and raised in southern California. His love of narrative and social justice led him to pursue degrees in English (BA) and Theology (MA) at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining the Jesuits he taught high school and served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize for two years where he supervised the religious education programs of 29 village schools in the Maya Mountains. He returned to LMU as the director of Community Service and Social Justice. Brendan is currently completing an MA in Social Philosophy in Chicago. For the record, he hasn't shaved his face in its entirety since October of 1994. The precision of this date is due to the fact that facial hair was a “Senior Privilege” at his high school; welcoming the privilege, he has never looked back.
Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’ explores the consequences of crime more than its solutions. Brendan Busse, SJ wonders if we’re “not merely interested in who deserves to die for pain, who did it, but how to keep living when we don’t know how to bear it.”
Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’ explora las consecuencias del crimen. Brendan Busse, SJ piensa que no estamos simplemente interesados en quién merece morir por la culpa o quién lo hizo, sino cómo seguir viviendo cuando no sabemos cómo soportarlo más.