‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and the Subversion of Human Nature

Blog | | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:45 am
agentsofshield_hailhydra Marvel’s thematic twist of its “optimistic” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” series proves humans don’t believe our own good press. Read more …

On CAPC: Doctor Who’s Doctrine: The Doctor of Philosophy

News | | Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:33 am
thedoctor_philosophicalblackboard On CAPC: In Doctor Who series 8, the Twelfth Doctor’s “doctorate” isn’t of medicine. He’s a Doctor of philosophy. Read more …

Popular Culture is an Eternal Gift of God

Blog | | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:30 am
The classic Betty Lukens Sunday-school flannelboard lesson is actually closer to biblical truth than we may think. Christians who critique fantastical stories are often blind to popular culture’s eternal purposes. Read more …

Kathy Tyers: Defeating Gnostic Forces in Fantasy Fiction

Blog | | Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 10:47 am
Ever wonder what (could have) happened after Luke’s duel with Darth Vader and the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi? While Lucasfilm revised the “Star Wars” world, Star Wars Expanded Universe author Kathy Tyers was rebooting her theology. Read more …

Should ‘Geek’ Be a Synonym for ‘Intensely Like’?

News | | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:43 am
shouldgeekbeaverb_09.02.2014 An Austin Public Library ad campaign uses “geek” as a new verb and as a synonym for “intensely like.” Read more …

Avatars of Forgiveness, Part 3: Aang’s Avenging

Blog | | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:45 am
avatarsofforgivenesspart3_aangsavenging Avatar Aang bends the energy of mercy and justice by respecting life yet punishing the world’s enemy. Read more …

On CAPC: Exodus: Gods, Kings, and Evangelical Headcanon

Blog | | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm
exodusgodsandkings_redseaparting When we react to Bible movies, do we confuse Scripture for our often-nostalgic memories of its details? Read more …

Last Day to Join Enclave Publishing Kickstarter

News | | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm
enclaveemail_bygrabtharshammer_08.13.2014 “By Grabthar’s hammar — what a savings.” Read more …

How Should We Then Upgrade Christian Fiction?

Blog | | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
critiquingcriticsofchristianfiction “Why don’t we have more ‘unsafe’ Christian fiction?” complaints aren’t working. Try a deeper question. Read more …

‘Frozen’ Director To Write ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Screenplay

News | | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 10:52 am
cover_awrinkleintime Variety: “[Jennifer] Lee will write the bigscreen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney.” Read more …