Monthly Archives: January 2014

Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 1

“Christianity [has always argued that] this universe is at war.  But it does not think this is a war between independent powers.  It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 2)

On Monday I suggested, with a little help from N.T. Wright, that every culture has a worldview, and that any group’s worldview is embodied by a metanarrative or myth.  Both worldview and myth function at a pre-cognitive level, relatively out … Continue reading

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“12 Years a Slave”: Rightly Remembering America’s Original Sin

Based upon the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave is the film on “America’s Original Sin” that many have been waiting long years to see.  It is both the film that Tarantino’s Django Unchained was anticipating, just … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 1)

My two of favorite movies are The Truman Show and The Matrix.  These films remove the scales from our eyes, and they help us to realize that the “reality” we apprehend is often nothing more than a construction of our … Continue reading

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“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” Book Review

Synopsis: Told in alternating chapters by two of today’s best selling young adult authors (John Green and David Levithan),  Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story about two boys figuring out how to live in this world in way that … Continue reading

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“An Abundance of Katherines” Book Review

Synopsis: When Colin Singleton, a self-absorbed, anxiety-ridden, former child prodigy, gets dumped for the nineteenth time on the day after he graduates high school, he decides to hit the road with his only friend, Hassan.  On a mission to develop … Continue reading

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Movies of Note in 2014

Every year, I post a list of films that I am looking forward to seeing at my local cineplex.  This year, the crop looks especially good.  From smaller films by Linklater, Anderson and Hornby to massive films (including two biblical … Continue reading

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