Archive for Television
AMC doesn’t seem to know how to pick good films, and they sure know how to ruin great ones. God help us if their choices really are American movie classics. On the other hand, they know how to spot a good television series when they see one. Most everyone knows about the critically acclaimed drama, [...]
Here, for the first time, is the 2008 Pop Theology Holiday Television Viewing Guide. Now while there are certainly more extensive and complete lists out there (I have included two links after the jump), these are just a few of the programs I’ll be watching or recording throughout the holidays. You’ll notice that National Lampoon’s [...]
Perhaps one of the most significant ways to look at the life and ministry of Jesus is to view it as a proleptic vision of the coming kingdom of God. In a sense, Jesus’ life is a theatrical trailer for a coming blockbuster. The themes of this blockbuster are love, liberation, salvation, inclusion, forgiveness, and [...]
Ironically, the greatest thing about the cable movie network AMC is its original television series like Breaking Bad and Mad Men. By far, the most popular of the two, Mad Men has garnered loads of critical acclaim and an audience that will no doubt increase as each season releases on DVD. The first season of [...]
I received my favorite issues of Entertainment Weekly recently, the Fall telvision and movie previews. I thought I would comb through them and create my own version of each. So here it is, the first ever Pop Theology Fall TV Preview or, rather, the contets to the Pop Theology DVR Box.
It is understandable, though unfortunate, that CNN’s coverage of last night’s Saddleback Presidential Forum was most likely overshadowed by Phelps-mania. Thankfully, the only event that coincided with this important religious/political discussion was the women’s marathon (zzzz). Hosted by Pastor Rick Warren, who Time magazine recently called America’s most powerful religious leader, this question and answer [...]
I love seasons…I need seasons. It must be part of my spiritual makeup. Perhaps this is why I love sports so much. They are seasonal. Having lived in places as diverse as southern Mississippi and northern California, I have become accustomed to erratic or invisible seasonal changes. You can’t rely on a lengthy spring or [...]