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Archive for the ‘Christianity and Culture’ Category

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 […]

What Label Would Jesus Choose?

July 30, 2014

I never got into the WWJD craze a few years ago. I never had a bracelet or a t-shirt. At the time I thought it was a little simplistic and I never have liked the idea of commercializing parts of the Christian faith. Putting the consumeristic aspect aside, WWJD is a helpful practice. Sometimes questions […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2014

I am a fan of the Planet of the Apes series. I believe the original with Charlton Heston is a classic. Even if the ape costumes are dated and it is a little corny at times, it still holds up very well. I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake even though it was a flawed film. […]

What’s Been on My Turntable: Best of 2014

July 8, 2014

It’s important to listen to the poets. They move and motivate us. They have a pulse on the culture that we often do not have. Good poets are aware of what is going on but don’t acquiesce. They are voices calling attention to what is good, beautiful, and true. Here are the voices I have […]

Best Films of 2014, So Far

July 5, 2014

The Lego Movie I cannot recall the last time a major Hollywood studio put out a movie this funny and original. The Lego Movie is visually stunning, meaningful, and a great time. The film invites you into the creative world of Legos (Transformers take notes) and makes you feel like a kid again. It has […]

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