Despicable Me 2: The Sanctifying Power of Adoption

Steve Carell will make you want to be a parent. [Read more...]

Want an introduction to Augustine’s theology?

An introduction to Augustine’s major works for armchair theologians. [Read more...]

Christ on Kane: On the Meaning of Rosebud

Is Citizen Kane the greatest movie ever made? [Read more...]

Marjoe’s False Teaching Teaches Us About False Teachers

The film about a 4-year-old revivalist preacher that won the 1972 Oscar for Best Documentary. [Read more...]

Man of Steel: Clark and Kal-El More Interesting Than Superman

It’s been said that every hero is a type of Christ, so meet the newest one. Is he any good? [Read more...]

“World War Z”: The Undead with a Dash of Humanity

Love, sacrifice, and zombies. [Read more...]

You’re Not Good Enough, You’re Not Smart Enough, and Some People Don’t Like You: The Refreshing Realism of Monsters University

Dreams die. Get over it. [Read more...]

Wall-E: Pixar’s Sanctimonious Jerk

I hate Wall-E. I hate the cloying romance. I hate the mawkish sentimentalism. I hate the sanctimonious environmentalism. But mostly I hate that everyone else loves it. [Read more...]

Retrieving Nicaea: A Revisionist History of Nicene Theology

Review of Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine by Khaled Anatolios This is the second installment of Reading Patristics–a review series dedicated to books about the early church fathers. These reviews will not be exhaustive summaries, but instead are meant to pique the interest of readers to pursue reading in this area [Read More...]

Man of Steel: Powerful enough to entertain

Review of Man of Steel directed by Zach Snyder By COYLE NEAL The Superman story has been told (and filmed) so often that it is undoubtedly a challenge for filmmakers come up with a new ‘take’ on the story that is both interesting to the viewer and faithful to the canon (assuming that “faithfulness to [Read More...]

After Earth’s Absence of Emotion

Review of After Earth, Directed by M. Night Shyamalan If a naïve and unassuming moviegoer were to attend a showing of After Earth and, appalled by the glaring deficiencies of the movie, leave before the credits rolled, he might be forgive for believing that the dialogue was written by Deepak Chopra and  the action by a [Read More...]

Beauty and the Beast: A Hymn to the Cult of Love

The classic tale of women’s empowerment, Stockholm Syndrome, and the cult of romance. [Read more...]

The Kings of Summer, Masters of Themselves

Review of The Kings of Summer, Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Whatever happened to those coming-of-age films that mixed a naive innocence with humor and a touching story? Nostalgia? The Kings of Summer offers an antidote. Three adolescent teenagers decide to declare independence from their parents, build a house in the woods, and live off the [Read More...]

On the Virtues of Bloodthirsty Soviet Propaganda

Review of The Battleship Potemkin, Directed by Sergei Eisenstein One of the great things about Netflix and YouTube is the instantaneous access to a wealth of old films that you used to be able to see only on a beat-up VHS player at your local university library. Seeing as we at Schaeffer’s Ghost make a [Read More...]


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