Punishingly grim, Hereditary goes from dark to demented. You can’t say it’s ineffective. But is it essential? Read more

Rigney’s “Lewis on the Christian Life” is excellent Read more

More than you might think. At least, that’s what Justin Dyer and Micah Watson argue in their book C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law. You can now listen to an interview with Dyer and a talk by Watson below, or through the City of Man podcast (available on Stitcher, iTunes, and elsewhere on the internet).     Dr. Coyle Neal is co-host of the City of Man Podcast and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar,… Read more

In my continuing quest to be the ultimate anti-hipster, I’ve finally read Wicked long after it was famous (after, that is, both the book or for the musical were well known–the latter of which I know next to nothing about, and couldn’t name a song from if you held a gun to my head). And it was… fine. I mean, after all the hullabaloo that I vaguely remember about it, I was expecting something earth-shakingly amazing. Instead it was, well, it… Read more

Light on sound doctrine but heavy on cinematic craft, Paul Schrader’s career-capper is highlighted by moments of transcendence. Read more

Assurance is something that Christians used to struggle with. Am I really a believer? Is that thing I feel really saving faith, or am I just deluding myself because hell sounds scary? This sounds strange to our contemporary American ears. Where our ancestors questioned themselves and used doubt as a springboard for personal reflection and measurement against the standard of Scripture, we instead have become experts at asserting ourselves and simply refusing to hear anything less that a full celebration… Read more

How should Christians think about going to church week after week with someone who voted for that candidate? Don’t they know that candidate is in favor of X evil political policy, or has Y wicked personal characteristics? How can we fellowship with supporters of such awfulness? To help us think about this, Jonathan Leeman has written the excellent book How the Nations Rage. You can hear us talk about it here: Also available through iTunes via the City of Man podcast. Dr…. Read more

Review of ‘The Little Bible Heroes Storybook’ Read more

Energy went into the trippy animation rather than development of thinly sketched characters. Read more

Contrary to the claims of the back flap of the book, T. H. White’s The Once and Future King is not “the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.” It is an excellent book, no doubt. And if you’ve not read it, you should set aside whatever else you’re reading now and go do so. If nothing else it is the source material for the greatest animated Disney film. But it is not the definitive fantasy work–that particular honor belongs to Lord… Read more

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