Category Archives: Film

Holywood (Part 1): Noah before the Opening Flood

by Kirk Spencer In recent weeks, several God movies were in the top ten at the box office this week (Son of God, God is not Dead, and Noah)… and another is “coming soon” (Exodus). It seems that Hollywood is becoming a little … Continue reading

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Superhero Films and Human Longing

*Posted by Brandon Smith. This piece originally appeared on Project TGM. I was nearly eight years of age when I rose early on a Saturday morning to watch the premiere of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles … Continue reading

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To Watch or Not to Watch: Evaluating Movies from a Christian Perspective, Part 1

*Guest post by Scott Shiffer. Scott serves as Director of Distance Education at Criswell College and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. **The original version of this article was posted at The Pop-Culture and … Continue reading

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Batman and Jesus

*Posted by Winston Hottman Joe Carter offers some intriguing analysis of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: Of course, you might say, Jesus is absent from almost all mainstream films. True, but not wholly true. While direct acknowledgement of Jesus is rare … Continue reading

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Broken Bridges

*Posted by Kirk Spencer Life is full of thresholds—from the turnstiles before the rollercoaster to the end of the escalator, docks and doorways, portals and passageways, dusks and dawns, like steps of the stair to mark the intersections from matriculations … Continue reading

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Linguistic Turnings (Part 1): Einstein, SpaceTime and Wittgenstein

*Posted by Kirk Spencer In my failed attempts to comprehend the “Linguistic Turn” in philosophy, I remember a recurring thought/image that held me captive. I could not escape it. Here it is: Philosophers are making the turn toward language theory … Continue reading

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Vestigial Grace

*Posted by Kirk Spencer Saying grace at the dinner table is just about the only acceptable kind of praying in movies. Over the years, I’ve watched a few of these that I can’t seem to get out of my mind. … Continue reading

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Commode Culture

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I’m a country boy.  Growing up, I thought every family killed a large portion of what they ate.  In school, I could not believe my classmate had never eaten squirrel and dumplings. So now, each summer, … Continue reading

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