Conversations about or comments on other people’s public displays of faith inevitably say more about the commentator than they do about the practitioner. I recognize that Tebow (Tim), quarterback of the Denver Broncos and Fellowship of Christian Athletes idol, is about as polarizing a sports figure as you’re likely to find. At the same time, [...]
Archive for October, 2011
Sometime Pop Theology contributor and dancer extraordinaire, the Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber, gives us her thoughts on the new Footloose remake and a brief history of dancing in the church. Check it out after the jump.
Marzena Sowa’s memoirs of growing up during the fall of communism in Poland demand to be told in the graphic novel genre. Her experiences, emotions, and memories transcend words. While much of Sowa’s childhood provides opportunities for readers to connect with her, there is so much more that takes us to a place and time [...]
Unless you’ve been hiding under an entertainment rock for the past three years or so, you’ve no doubt heard about the phenomenal success of Sherwood Pictures, the filmmaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. They’ve produced three conservative Christian fan favorites, Flywheel (2003), Facing the Giants (2006), and Fireproof (2008). With armies of [...]
Numerous scholars explore the cultural and political implications of monster and horror films for the times from which they emerge. Through these analyses, we gain insight into seemingly distant pasts that are actually not that far removed from our own experiences now. Few scholars connect such implications across broader expanses of time to reveal how [...]