Can we be scientific about theology?

I say, “Yes!” But if we are going to be scientific about theology, it seems to me we need to proceed like scientists, with as few assumptions about the data under observation as possible, i.e. that the Spirit is somehow guiding us. Rather than proceed from that assumption, I would rather wait and see if [Read More...]

Everyone likes to give notes–but no one likes to get them

I’ve spent most of the last 10 years working as a screenwriter. And as anyone in the film industry knows, when it comes to “above the line” talent (those who are responsible for the creative direction of a film), screenwriters consistently rank at the bottom. On a typical film set, the director is king, the [Read More...]

A video in which I speak my mind

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Did Dostoevsky get it wrong (and Obama get it right)?

One of the most famous phrases to come out of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is, “If there’s no God and no life beyond the grave, doesn’t that mean that men will be allowed to do whatever they want?” (phrasing from Andrew R. MacAndrew’s English translation). In other words, if human beings don’t have some [Read More...]

Love the sinner–period

We’ve had an interesting discussion on the Hellbound? Facebook page and elsewhere lately about the saying, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” (I’m more familiar with the reverse phrasing: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”) The discussion was spurred by this comment from Wendy Thomas, one of our readers: Love the sinner, hate the sin [Read More...]

The only exclusive truth claim you can make

As someone who spends a lot of time doing research, I’ve become a huge fan of Amazon’s recommendation system (“Customers who bought this item also bought…”). It’s a great way to simulate the experience of browsing through a bookstore or a library and stumbling across an item you didn’t know you needed until you saw [Read More...]

Black Friday “Hellbound?” DVD sale

This is it, the Black Friday sale you’ve been waiting for! Get 50% off standard def and Blu-ray “Hellbound?” DVDs. Get them here using the discount code “Black” on checkout. [Read more...]

“Where” would we be without hell?

Better ask Designer Jonathan Hull, who created a map of America’s most hellishly named places, and they are EVERYWHERE. Hull told The Huffington Post that he came up with the wicked idea after a trip to southern Utah, where many of the red rocks had similarly satanic names. More details here. [Read more...]

“Hellbound?” Halloween sale

For today and tomorrow only, get 31% off the regular retail price of our DVD or Blu-Ray, both of which feature all sorts of special features not available on Netflix, iTunes or other digital versions of the film. You can buy it here. [Read more...]

“My name is Inigo Montoya, and I’m rethinking this whole revenge thing…”

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