Over the past couple of years, I have become a devoted follower of Dark Horse Comics, especially their Hellboy and B.P.R.D. series. Though I have devoted significant attention to the intersections of spirituality/theology/religion and popular culture in film, television, and print, the latter has rarely included comics. I read numerous comics each week, but because [...]
Archive for July, 2009
Thankfully, with each new Harry Potter film, I have a thoroughly enjoyable experience while being challenged to reflect on a key spiritual or theological insight in a fresh new way. The latest release, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, does not disappoint.
I recently heard a story about the legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa who, upon accepting a lifetime achievement award when he was in his 80s, said in his speech, “I am just beginning to realize the possibilities of film.” This from one of cinema’s greatest artists whose films will endure and inspire for generations to [...]
One of the most influential books that I have read over the past few years has been Marcus Borg‘s The Heart of Christianity, specifically his comments on the distinction between faith, belief, and knowledge and the concept of truth in all of them. These have had a great impact on my own faith and the [...]
Two things we know about Michael Bay: he loves to blow stuff up and he loves America. It’s a fitting pair given the explosive way most Americans celebrate their independence. Unfortunately, his desire to blow stuff up is just as infantile as his view of the country that he loves so much.
Dr. Frank Tupper recently attempted to lead a seminar on Baptists, homosexuality, and the Church at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly this week. Unfortunately, it was cancelled, signalling even moderate Baptists’ inability to discuss the matter. This inexplicable navel-gazing on the part of the CBF makes them little better than the SBC, and, in [...]