Kittens, “Cosmos,” Culture Wars, and the Coexistence of Science & Faith

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When the new version of the TV series “Cosmos” premiered a few months ago, it raised quite a kerfuffle on this blog and numerous others because of the shallow view the debut episode took of religion. Specifically, it suggested that religion was an enemy of science. In a new essay in “America” magazine, the Christopher [Read More...]

Restoring Order with Stories: Damon Lindelof, Walt Disney, & Faith/Parental Issues on “Lost”

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Sunday’s New York Times featured a fascinating profile of Damon Lindelof, who served as co-showrunner (along with Carlton Cuse) of the TV series “Lost.” Two of the primary tensions throughout the show’s six seasons were the struggle of the main character, Jack Shephard, to believe in a power greater than himself – and also to [Read More...]

Murder and Human Dignity in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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Action movies often hinge on whether the good guys can defeat the bad guys in a giant battle royale. But “X-Men: Days of Future Past” presents a different question in its story: namely, can an act of nonviolence – specifically, preventing the murder of someone who arguably deserves to die – result in the desired [Read More...]

Why “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time,” & “Person of Interest” Deserve Emmy Noms

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While I have a say in what projects win Christopher Awards every year, I have no say in what TV shows or stars get nominated for Emmys. A lot of my favorites are often overlooked to recognize edgier shows that push the envelope. While the voting process is ongoing, I figured I’d throw a few [Read More...]


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