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Elijah Davidson
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Elijah Davidson is a current student of Intercultural Studies and Theology and Art at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is keenly interested in all the different ways the Kingdom of God is expressed, and particularly how it can be expressed among those with no previous conception of it. Sharing a good meal with friends and soon-to-be friends is his favorite way to spend an evening, though sharing a bowl of popcorn is a close second. He also really likes pie.

Works by Elijah Davidson
Understanding the French and Their Murdered God
Elijah Davidson | November 21, 2011
What might both the French and American church learn from a children's movie?...
Apostle of Violence
Elijah Davidson | September 22, 2011
Machine Gun Preacher is as urgent and opinionated as its title suggests, but does it......
Fighting "Warrior"
Elijah Davidson | September 08, 2011
Warrior is a thrilling and disturbing movie about two brothers trapped in a cage of......
Materialism and "The Help"
Elijah Davidson | September 01, 2011
"The Help," it turns out, has less to say about race than it does about class and......
Cars 2: The Wrong Film for an Interconnected World
Elijah Davidson | July 11, 2011
Pixar made a Larry the Cable Guy movie. Should we laugh at hapless Mater, or pity him?...
How the "X-Men" Stumbled on "The Tree of Life"
Elijah Davidson | June 15, 2011
Does developing more refined tastes ruin our appetite for more pedestrian fare?...
The film "Hanna" represents a trend in recent movies that celebrate violence for their......
What is the heart of faithfulness? Believing without doubt? Or acting in simple......
This Film Made Me Happy: A Review of...
Elijah Davidson | March 31, 2011
What is a film so unabashedly hopeful doing in this cynical universe we inhabit?...
The Death of the Critic
Elijah Davidson | March 21, 2011
Is professional film criticism dead, and if so, what does this shift mean for our......
Does "Love Win" in "The Adjustment Bureau"?
Elijah Davidson | March 11, 2011
Do we have free will, or is everything in life fated? The Adjustment Bureau wants to......
A Bone to Pick With Family: A Review of "Winter's Bone"
Elijah Davidson | February 25, 2011
A harrowing story explores the power of family, a power that can swallow a person whole....
The Greatest Movie Ever Made
Elijah Davidson | February 18, 2011
Citizen Kane is the best movie ever made not only for its technique and innovation, but......
Truer Grit
Elijah Davidson | February 11, 2011
Most Westerns are about revenge. The Coen brothers have crafted one about . . . grace?...
Just Films
Elijah Davidson | January 20, 2011
What would a film that is both just and beautiful look like?...
A man who would be king found strength through weakness. Learning from "The King's......
Is My Loneliness My Fault? A Review of "127 Hours"
Elijah Davidson | December 23, 2010
It's not good for man to be alone, especially when he's trapped by a boulder in the......
Trying to Love "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
Elijah Davidson | December 16, 2010
The latest trip to Narnia is certainly full of meaning, but what does that mean?...
"Tangled" Up in Consumerism
Elijah Davidson | December 09, 2010
No more princess movies!?! Surely not. There must be something more behind Disney's......
The Gospel of "Glee"
Elijah Davidson | December 02, 2010
Is there anything redemptive about a television program that once devoted an entire......
When Harry Met Hermione: A Review of Harry Potter 7:1
Elijah Davidson | November 24, 2010
The first installment of the final Harry Potter reflects on the power of platonic......
Heaven: A Review
Elijah Davidson | November 19, 2010
Heaven is a place where one is completely loved. Are we brave enough to enter that......
For Colored Girls
Elijah Davidson | November 11, 2010
Tyler Perry's new film is called For Colored Girls. I am a white male. I don't think he......
Hereafter: A Movie Review
Elijah Davidson | October 29, 2010
Hereafter takes grief and loss seriously. It affirms the universality of death and the......