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‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Justice, and Justice League. DC's superhero team-up film Justice League unites Batman, Wonder Woman, and new heroes onscreen. With relative ease
The Origin Story of Martin Luther King Jr.Subscriber Access Only
How the civil-rights hero honed his preaching skills and prophetic vision at a Northern liberal seminary.
Comes of Age from Amazon. In this age of the blockbuster superhero movie, audiences have come to expect the hero's origin story. Why does he wear that cape?
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Why We Need Wonder Woman. Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick. Alicia Cohn.
Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today
19th century artist chose ministry over fame.
to be popular today. You can find superhero movies, toys, clothes, shoes, watches, and electronic games, just to name a few. Each of these superheroes
Race in America: Race and Ecclesiology (The Church's Response Matters)
Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
One article in Time calls it the “most political superhero show yet.” It pulls no social punches, addressing everything from urban policing to Harlem's gentrification.
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas.
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas. In 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
experiences as an abuse survivor. “But I don't want to speak for her,” he added. “She's a strong woman, a superhero.”. When it comes to the Christian
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.
The latest superhero movie can sometimes feel like the last one, with over-quippy dialogue and shallow themes—especially if it's one of a few recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
Right from its opening scene, Ragnarok is a colorful, campy sendup of the superhero genre, even as its storyline and thematic elements are decidedly morbid.
The News Roundup: Superhero Casting and Harry Potter SpinoffsSubscriber Access Only
Plus trailers and the (very familiar) 2015 Oscar host.
The News Roundup: Superhero Casting and Harry Potter Spinoffs. Plus trailers and the (very familiar) 2015 Oscar host. Jessica Gibson| October 17, 2014.
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.
In its look at human frailty and death, James Mangold's Logan is unlike any superhero film ever produced—and it just may change the genre for good.
Ant-ManSubscriber Access Only
Ant-Man has all the right parts, but it's time for Marvel to start taking the issues it raises seriously.
Paul Rudd in 'Ant-Man'. Marvel Studios has done it again: Ant-Man is a good superhero movie. I want that Marvel back. I want to see superhero stories that entertain and engage.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
now. Well, as of a few weeks ago, there's yet another new superhero on the block—only this time, he's toting a Bible and sporting a clerical collar. On
The Leadership Strength of VulnerabilitySubscriber Access Only
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
do faith.”. 2. Vulnerability establishes original identity. I love superhero stories. The a hero. The origin story becomes part of the superhero's identity. Each
The Amazing Spider-Man 2Subscriber Access Only
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.
Mpaa Rating PG-13. Genre Superhero. Directed By Marc Webb. Run Time 2 hours 22 minutes. It's tough to be a good superhero movie. (Perhaps: "good" superhero movie.).
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'Subscriber Access Only
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'. A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance. Larisa Kline| October 17
Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?Subscriber Access Only
Modern female superheroes barely stand for anything. It wasn’t always this way.
The women who do appear in today's superhero movies as more than merely a romantic foil remain overtly sexualized in comparison to the male heroes, and the Wonder Woman movie
How Grace and Truth Unleash the Contagious Nature of the Gospel: A guest post by Eric Mason
Grace and truth both play crucial roles in how the Christian loves others.
Whether it's a historic figure based on our past, or a superhero like Superman, Batman, etc., I want to see a beastly portrayal of the character(s) that I have admired.
The Most ‘Epic’ Part of DC’s ‘Powerless’ Is Mundane Mortal Man
Despite a lackluster premiere, the NBC sitcom brings some much-needed humanity to a superhuman universe.
Most reviewers appreciate its hybrid concept, though some find its blend of superhero action and workplace comedy an unstable mix, with others arguing that its actual humor falls flat.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
explosions. I agree with Justin Chang (Los Angeles Times): “It's nice to see a superhero movie where the skyscrapers do more than blow up for a change.”.
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Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
We should seek their well-being—but also prepare for strong disagreement on what that entails.
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