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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious sequel is a life-affirming spectacle of noir and neon.
Their future, though uncertain, is not one devoid of hope. Even in the midst of technological fantasy and dystopia, there are still people searching for meaning and truth.
Alan Jacobs: Hating Your Neighbor Will Make You DumbSubscriber Access Only
How tribalism and culture-warring have ravaged our ability to think.
This might sound like the stuff of medieval fantasy, but a quick glance at our culture confirms that habits of magical thinking are stubbornly persistent.
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a Servant
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
responsibility. Newer Marvel stories occupy amazing fantasy settings (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) or offer up wish-fulfillment glamour (Iron Man).
Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Not the Lesser of Two Evils, Choose Candidate Evan McMullin Instead
Editor-in-Chief of Christ and Pop Culture wants to lay a foundation for a future conservative party
You probably read that sentence and immediately dismissed it, thinking something like, “That is a fantasy. The reality is people are going to vote for one of the two major candidates.”.
Weekend Edition: January 29, 2016
The GC2 Summit, HuffPo Christianity, Americans on gambling, and more
They're evenly divided on daily fantasy sports contests, which face heightened scrutiny nationwide as states weigh whether the games constitute illegal gambling.
Increasing Commitment with Long-Range Thinking
What makes you think weekly participation of your programs is helping people experience God’s larger story?
Consider the power of sports as a smaller story for men—from watching college bowls and March Madness to playing weekly golf and fantasy football.
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Years later, as an atheist and graduate student, I wrote my doctoral dissertation on fantasy novels and had JRR Tolkien's great essay “On Fairy-stories”—with its powerful statement of
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
it's something that is eventually replaced by the necessity of engaging with the “real world.” But the way we understand imagination should not be so hastily equated merely with fantasy.
Our Need for Friendly Giants
How 'The BFG' rekindles our dream of the divine.
compass needle toward truth. And both came to mind as I watched Steven Spielberg's delightful new fantasy for families: The BFG. Coming to home
In ‘Logan’, Wolverine Confronts the Wages of Sin
Hugh Jackman's final performance as the iconic mutant brings him face to face with his own mortality.
stirring superhero film since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, perhaps this is the best way to interpret Logan—not as just another gritty reboot of a childhood fantasy, but as a
‘Song to Song’ Is Cinematic Wisdom Literature
With Austin (and Solomon) as his muse, Terrence Malick applies ancient truth to the 21st-century world.
For Faye and BV in Song, as well as another woman (Natalie Portman) who falls into Fassbender's corrupting web of fantasy promises, the struggle with sin is real.
A Nelson Mandela Inspired FantasySubscriber Access Only
What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes!
A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy. What if evangelical leaders were to imitate the great South African—Yikes! Mark Galli| December 6, 2013. A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy.
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
Perhaps this is telling: all three characters, after all, provoke a sense of fantasy, pushing us to wonder what it would be like to abandon portions of our own personal morality in
Andrew PetersonSubscriber Access Only
For the beloved singer-songwriter, the best storytelling emerges from community.
Reading CS Lewis to his kids inspired Peterson to write his own series of fantasy books; a decade later, his teenage son Aedan illustrates some of the fantasy creatures in his award
The Streaming RoundupSubscriber Access Only
Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
The Streaming Roundup. Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW. Rebecca Calhoun| September 6, 2014. The Streaming Roundup. Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
Can ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ Raise Christian Movies from the Dead?
The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
his crew actually aim beyond the more familiar genres into which Christian movies fall—morality fables (Courageous, War Room), miracle dramas, cultural revenge fantasy (God's Not
Seventh SonSubscriber Access Only
Isn’t it a little early to be rebooting 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'?
Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (2 user ratings)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG-13 (For intense fantasy violence and action throughout, frightening images and brief strong language.).
The Surprising Theological Possibilities of Virtual Reality
VR's greatest strength is not escapism, but empathy.
our soul for others. VR—with its inescapable frustration of fantasy and reminders of powerlessness—has the potential to do the same. VR's value is in
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain
The Netflix series focuses on the pressure around the monarch's marriage.
aisle toward the altar and her prince. The year was 1981, and despite my tender age, the princess fantasy did not take hold. Nor did I become a “royals
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
That is to say: Is this movie actively promoting sorcery? Or is the magic in this film meant as fantasy that can represent mysteries like matters of the spirt and the imagination?
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
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