Category Archives: Culture / Entertainment

LOST at 10: Still Lost After All These Years

Why did this show draw such attention? And why did it prove ultimately unsatisfying for so many viewers?

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Vertigo: Revisiting Hitchcock’s Masterpiece

In “Sight and Sound’s” 2012 poll, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film, Vertigo, supplanted Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time.

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Learning from Rich Mullins – a Ragamuffin at the Door of God’s Mercy

Rich Mullins was a sinner and a saint, like all believers in Jesus, and this movie does a good job showing us both aspects of Rich’s life.

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18 Principles from Pixar’s Culture

18 quotes from “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

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How Christians Are Responding to the Noah Movie

It’s a movie that’s made waves among evangelicals, but let’s be honest: we’re not all in the same boat here. In fact, I struggle to remember any film that has drawn so much praise and criticism from churchgoing Christians.

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9 Magazines Worth Subscribing To

Most magazines are relatively cheap (they get their revenue from ad sales, not from subscriptions). Also, magazines provide a quick and easy way of seeing what’s going on in different segments of our culture.
Here are a few magazines I subscribe to, and some reasons why you might consider taking out a subscription as well.

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Are We Missing the Point of Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’?

If there is a moral to Frozen, it’s that “letting it go” is self-centered and damaging. What’s needed is for our distinctive gifts to be stewarded and shaped by redemptive love. Perhaps that’s why I’m flummoxed by the popularity of “Let It Go” (the song).

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Christians and Movies: Are We Contextualizing or Compromising?

Is there anything to which we would simply say, “No matter how much artistry may be involved in this film, it uses copious amounts of sewage to get across its point. Stay away, for your own health.”

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Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

At what point do we consider a film irredeemable, or at least unwatchable? At what point do we say it is wrong to participate in certain forms of entertainment?

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Duck Dynasty Debrief

It’s been a couple weeks since the brouhaha, enough time to get a little perspective on the controversy. There are several elements in this discussion that deserve to be revisited.

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