Downton Abbey: People Talk

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Warning: This article contains spoilers about the seventh episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season.Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.Episode Two: Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost.Episode Three: Downton Abbey: Bring the Light.Episode Four: Downton Abbey: All in the Family.Episode Five: Downton Abbey: Means to an End?Episode Six: Downton Abbey: Gu … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: Guilt, Shame, and the Fear of Confession

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Warning: This article contains spoilers about the sixth episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season.Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.Episode Two: Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost.Episode Three: Downton Abbey: Bring the Light.Episode Four: Downton Abbey: All in the Family.Episode Five: Downton Abbey: Means to an End?This week’s episode of Downton A … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: Means to an End?

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Warning: This article contains spoilers about the fifth episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season.Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.Episode Two: Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost.Episode Three: Downton Abbey: Bring the Light.Episode Four: Downton Abbey: All in the Family.Downton Abbey's most recent episode kept to the more subdued pace consistent with … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: All In the Family

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Warning: This article contains spoilers about the fourth episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season. Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.Episode Two: Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost.Episode Three: Downton Abbey: Bring the Light.This week on Downton Abbey, the pace of the stories has steadied a bit, and with that have come some resolutions to previous events a … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: Bring the Light

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Warning: This article contains spoiler about the third episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season.Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.Episode Two: Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost.The third episode of Downton Abbey to air on PBS this season introduced some new wrinkles but was primarily dedicated to resolving (or at least working through) some of the conflicts … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: Things We’ve Lost

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Warning: This article contains spoilers about the second episode of Downton Abbey’s fourth season. Each week, a Christ and Pop Culture writer will offer their thoughts on the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.Episode One: Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done.This week on Downton Abbey, we continue our journey of reconnecting with the goings on of the estate. If we could tie a few of the stories together in this episode, it could center around loss and grief, and how the char … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey: A Job Well Done

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Warning: This article contains spoiler about the fourth season premiere of Downton Abbey.Each week, Christ and Pop Culture will present an analysis of the latest Downton Abbey episode after it airs on PBS.On Sunday, American television audiences got their first glimpse of British hit Downton Abbey’s fourth season. As expected, plenty of changes occurred following the traumatic death of Matthew Crawley in a car accident at the end of the show’s third season. His widow Mary is now left with … [Read more...]

How We Can Learn From Downton Abbey’s Gay Character

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It seems, generally speaking, that Christians have a hard time deciding what types of "sin" they are willing to watch and what types they won't. My decision to watch a show is intentional: I have to get on the computer, pull up Netflix, and let the show load. The one show I've watched most recently and enjoy wholeheartedly is Downton Abbey. But many Christians, including some close to me, believe that I've made a poor viewing choice due to the portrayal of certain sins in its plot.My husband … [Read more...]

Where is God at “Downton Abbey”?

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Note: This post contains spoilers for Season 3 of Downton Abbey.If you've been following television recently, then you've likely heard of Downton Abbey, a program that has gripped millions in it's clutches for two years with the relationships and rushed nature of the Crawley family and their servants. This story has much to it that's worth viewing -- e.g., great story-telling, fantastic historical authenticity -- but what does it have to say about God? That's the question writer Todd Dorman … [Read more...]


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