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William Hope Hodgson: A Light in the Night Land

William Hope Hodgson’s dark works are not without glimmers of something like light.

There’s Something Rotten in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs

As illustrated with ‘Isle of Dogs,’ when we ignore guidance from the past, we end up in a flawed world of our own creation, even if it appears immaculate on the surface.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Beckons Us Back to the Hundred Acre Wood

The stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends were a reminder of good in this world—a childlike innocence that could still exist.

The Healing Chaos of Love in Turtles All the Way Down

What if trusting God with our disorders, or the disorders of the people we love, means not trying to figure out the reason for them?

Why the John 3:16 “Rainbow Man” Is Serving Multiple Life Sentences

We all expect to have important, dramatic lives. We all think we’ll turn out to be heroes. We’re just like Rainbow Man.

Smartphones, Guns, and Black Mirror: The Shaping of Our Technology

Like Daly in the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister,” guns and technology allow us to imagine a world in which we call the shots.

Seeing and Believing 148: John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place and John Curran’s Chappaquiddick

Silence is the word this week as Wade and Kevin explore the silent world of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”. The duo then turn their attention to the oppressive silencing of Mary Jo Kopechne’s story John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick”.

Love among the Metal Chickens

We pay lip service to the idea that no one is truly perfect, but do we really believe it?

A Tale of Two Tomb Raiders: Sex and Objectification in the Action Franchise

Like in this year’s Tomb Raider, we deserve portrayals of female heroes who stand on equal ground with the best male action heroes—not tethered to objectifications of our sexual prowess.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Dazzling, Remarkable, and Hopeless

Fortunately, Jesus Christ Superstar Live! was only a play—a surprisingly good play—and not reality.

At 30, The Pixies’ Surfer Rosa Still Hasn’t Grown Up

Surfer Rosa, the Pixies’ debut studio album, turned 30 this year, and it still doesn’t sound a day over 18.

In the Shade of Wakanda: The Resurrection of Broken White Boys

If we are ever to see difference as a gift, then we need a resurrection of sorts, but we would do well to remember that resurrection requires a death.

Call for Pitches: Identity

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 4/13 for a feature article on the theme of identity.

Seeing and Believing 147: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and Andrew Hyatt’s Paul, Apostle of Christ

Wes Anderson’s latest hotly anticipated film hit theaters over the weekend, so Wade and Kevin get in touch with their inner dog lovers to review it then turn their attention to their review of one of the three faith-based films to be released around Easter: Paul, Apostle of Christ.

Persuasion 131: Your Food Has a Backstory, with Kendall Vanderslice & Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

For all our dietary awareness these days, one thing we don’t consider much is that our food has a backstory. While obsessing about gluten and fat and carbs, we are neglecting the culture and history and heritage.

Glory and Fury: A Review of Hilary Yancey’s Forgiving God

Forgiving God is about disability, except that it’s not. Not really.