Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 7: The Episode I Never Want to See Again

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Before the 50-year anniversary of “Doctor Who” on Nov. 23, Christ and Pop Culture is exploring the sci-fi series in Doctor Who’s Doctrine.  Part 1: Mad Man with a Box Part 2: Genre Roots Part 3: Exterminating Evil Part 4: The Trip of a Lifetime Part 5: Music for a Mad Man Part 6: Those Complicated Companions Despite Doctor Who’s greatness, it has one story I’ve seen only once and won’t see again.In the Who-verse, the worst a Dalek can do is exterminate you. If you get caught in a dark … [Read more...]

Cosmic Horror vs. Holy Terror: Christians Can Find Value and Meaning in Scary Movies

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The nights are getting longer, darker, and colder these days, making it the perfect time to pull out your favorite horror novel or scary movie and get the heebie-jeebies before bedtime. Probably not, though, if you're a Christian. I would suspect that the "horror" genre is one of the most unpopular genres -- literary, cinematic, or otherwise -- for Christians, and understandably so. Many entries in the genre seem to do little else but revel in cruelty, sadism, and gore, e.g., the recent wave of … [Read more...]


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