The Case for a New View

  Today I watched the movie The Case for Christ. I won’t go into how I felt about the movie itself or even the arguments it presented, except one which really spoke to me, though probably at tangent from what the movie was intended. At one point Lee Strobel travels all the way from Chicago... Continue Reading →

A Little History

  for Culturally-illiterate Science Reporters, Ancient Canaanite DNA Yields Occasion to Slap the Bible Around I promise I’ll address the article I’ve linked to above in a moment, but first let me digress to talk about an incident from my time as an undergraduate in a sophomore history class.  The course was specifically Mediterranean history... Continue Reading →

More Than We Realize

  One of my favorite lighter moments in the otherwise gritty movie The Dark Knight is when Lucius Fox lets accountant Coleman Reese into his office to discuss Mr. Reese's financial findings, during which Reese implies Bruce Wayne is Batman and tries to blackmail Lucius.  The dialogue ended like this: Lucius Fox: [to Reese] Let... Continue Reading →

Speaking Up

Martin Scorsese’s film, Silence, about Jesuit missionaries in search of their mentor in 17th Century Japan came out in January is now on DVD. Two Portuguese priests sneak into Japan, where Christianity was outlawed at the time, to find their mentor who may have committed apostasy. Based on a novel of the same name by... Continue Reading →

No Throwaways

So, I watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently. As a long-time fan of Star Wars, I have to begin by saying it was everything I wanted The Force Awakens to be. That I liked the movie at all came as a surprise, because for a long time I held a healthy level of... Continue Reading →

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