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August 17, 2018
Why Can’t We Be Friends?
A Review of "Made for Friendship" by Drew Hunter
August 14, 2018
Formulaic Fun Feels Fresh Again in “Crazy Rich Asians”
It’s taken 25 years, since “The Joy Luck Club” for Hollywood to offer another film...
August 09, 2018
BlacKkKlansman Ending Packs a Punch, but Getting There Is Tough
If you’re the type of viewer who values subtlety and nuance, BlacKkKlansman will wear out...
August 07, 2018
First Thoughts on “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
To clear up something that I've apparently just been wrong about ever since seeing the...
August 03, 2018
Third Time Far From Heavenly for Detective Dee
The third chapter of the Detective Dee series comes across as stale by comparison to...
July 31, 2018
In Russia, it’s cold and dark and then you die…
Thanks to an undergraduate class taught by a Soviet emigre (or refugee, his accent was...
July 27, 2018
Review of “Consider This” by Karen Glass
In the Neal household, there are children who are approaching school age. While we are...
July 24, 2018
“In His Image” answers the questions you should be asking
Jen Wilkin's new book teaches us how to be like God.
July 20, 2018
Moments of Resonance Don’t Amount to Much in ‘Eighth Grade’
A heavily hyped independent film leaves our film critic wanting more.
July 18, 2018
Comedy, Class Consciousness Make for a Potent Combination in ‘Blindspotting’
A high-wire act, Blindspotting puts race, gentrification and class under the microscope, somehow managing to...
July 13, 2018
Surprises Abound in Theology-Lite Damsel
Damsel is a surprisingly enjoyable film without much to say about faith.
July 10, 2018
Lloyd-Jones for the Soul in the 21st Century
"Lloyd-Jones On the Christian Life" identifies the disease of and provides the cure for the...
July 06, 2018
Augustine on Scripture and the Church
Augustine's writings in reply to the Manichaeans are fairly uneven (at least so far, I'm...
July 03, 2018
The Method of Grace is Worth our Reflection
Just how is grace applied to the individual? This is a question that we all...
June 29, 2018
Choosing Donald Trump: An interview with Stephen Mansfield
The 2016 election involved a lot of soul searching on the part of some Evangelicals,...
June 26, 2018
The Culture always eats Evangelicals for lunch
A response to "Rules Without Reasons: Why the Culture Is Eating Evangelicals for Lunch"
June 22, 2018
O. Henry is as Readable as Ever
Thanks to high school anthologies, many of us have read O. Henry's work "The Gift...
June 19, 2018
AFI DOCS Examines Parental Influence for Good or Ill
Over Father’s Day weekend, a documentary festival shows the power of parental legacies.
June 16, 2018
Christian Distinctiveness in the Ancient World
How did Christianity stand out in the ancient world? What made it different from other...
June 12, 2018
There’s no need to ride Pegasus
When you think of Anne McCaffrey and riders, the first thing that undoubtedly springs to...
June 08, 2018
Hereditary Is One of the Best Movies You’ll Never Want to See Again
Punishingly grim, Hereditary goes from dark to demented. You can’t say it’s ineffective. But is...
June 05, 2018
Lewis for the Soul in the 21st Century
Rigney's "Lewis on the Christian Life" is excellent
June 01, 2018
What does C.S. Lewis have to say about politics?
More than you might think. At least, that's what Justin Dyer and Micah Watson argue...
May 29, 2018
When wickedness is just tepid
In my continuing quest to be the ultimate anti-hipster, I've finally read Wicked long after it...
May 25, 2018
First Reformed Fumbles Theology but Still Takes Flight
Light on sound doctrine but heavy on cinematic craft, Paul Schrader’s career-capper is highlighted by...
May 22, 2018
John Flavel on Assurance
Assurance is something that Christians used to struggle with. Am I really a believer? Is...
May 18, 2018
Just How Do The Nations Rage?
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May 15, 2018
Bible Heroes that Come in All Shapes and Sizes
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Moody Teen Meets Mermaid in ‘Lu Over the Wall’
Energy went into the trippy animation rather than development of thinly sketched characters.
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An Arthur Story for Disaffected Moderns
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