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Archive for the ‘Christianity and Culture’ Category

Pete’s Dragon

August 12, 2016

Pete’s Dragon is a mix of all kinds of different things that will encourage various emotions in the viewer. If you are looking for a faithful remake of the original, then you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a film with impressive visual effects based off characters you are familiar with, then you […]

Jesus Was An Only Son

July 12, 2016

This song is a reflection on the life of Jesus through his mother’s eyes. This is a perspective we are not used to. We know Mary is the mother of Jesus. We know she is given this prominent role at the beginning of the Gospel. We also know that she appears at the cross. Mary […]

Defining Worship

February 11, 2016

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” (Psalm 42:1) What is worship? It is something Christians do every week, but could you explain it if you had to? What would you say to someone who does not know what worship is? God alone is deserving of worship […]

On Controversies

November 30, 2015

“It has long been my experience that the most nourishing spiritual food is not found so much in the controversial literature as in the devotional literature of the church.” Hughes Oliphant Old Controversies fill our history books. Controversies get people excited. People like to gossip about the latest controversies whether they are religious, political, or […]

Metalhead

March 31, 2015

Metalhead is an Icelandic film about grief and loss. It opens with a farming accident that will forever alter the life of a family and the small rural community in which they live. The film focuses on Hera (Thora Bjorg Helga) who witnesses the tragedy. The loss of her older brother causes her to undergo […]

Boyhood

September 9, 2014

Richard Linklater is a master at capturing the mood of a town (Bernie), generation (Slacker), or period of life (Dazed and Confused). In his latest film, Boyhood, he uses this talent to follow the life of a boy from age six to eighteen. Linklater is probably the first director to take twelve years to film and […]

Musings

September 5, 2014

What Color is Your Church? Sean Palmer nails race relations within the church. If you read one thing this week, make sure this is it. He writes, Christians have known for a long time that Sunday morning at 10:00am is the most segregated hour of the week, but curiously, we do, or care, little about […]

Seeking Beauty

September 4, 2014

Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from God. He is the source of all three. Out of these three subjects, beauty is the most neglected. It has been ignored by many Christians and it has often been distorted by the world. Beauty is important. It attracts. We are drawn to what is beautiful. It is […]

To Mourn, or Not to Mourn

August 13, 2014

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) With the inception of social media the way we mourn has changed. When someone dies many people now choose to post tributes on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. When someone famous dies […]

Labels and Lies

July 31, 2014

I have asked a few of my friends to write posts on the labels Christians use. This post is by Peter Horne. Confession: I like to use labels. Labels break the world down into bite sized chunks. If you’re from a particular state, or city, I feel like I know certain things about you. If […]

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