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Unveiling the Great Women Behind Dune: Part Two‘s Great Men

If anyone is inclined to take away from this film the message that men shouldn’t listen to women because they’re shameless manipulators, then they’ve missed the point.

Wonka’s Recipe for a Sweeter Life

Wonka inspires a cherished hope, one that’s written on the heart of every believer.

Call for Features: Tribalism

Love and Loss with Metalcore

My daughter Jess died in 2015, yet through music, she feels less absent somehow. Her CDs are a bridge of sorts, conciliatory and consoling.

70 Years with Big G — Part Four: Apocalypse and Hope in the Reiwa Era

Godzilla is a towering figure in modern mythopoeia, embodying the apocalypse of divine retribution and judgment.

Exposing the Arbitrary Line Between “Adult” and “Mainstream” Treatments of Sex

Art can be pornographic even if not intentionally so.

70 Years with Big G — Part Three: Renewal and Reflection in the Millennium Era

The Millennium Era set a precedent for risk-taking through its innovative anthology format in an effort to reestablish Godzilla’s identity.

Red Dawn’s Conflicted Christian-Pagan Heroism and the Need for Chivalry

At its worst and best, Red Dawn challenges us to think about how we see war, masculinity, and honor.

Zach Bryan Is Pinin’ After God’s Own Heart

You won’t find Zach Bryan on Christian radio and some churchgoers may blush at his brashness, but Christian themes roll off his tongue as smoothly as curses.

The Comic Case Against Trump

To those tempted to take a tragic view this election season, I would counter that the Christian vision of reality is in fact a comic one.

70 Years with Big G — Part Two: Judgment and Consequences in the Heisei Era

The Heisei Era films reflect a society aware of the complex relationship between human innovation and its unintended side effects.

70 Years with Big G — Part One: Sin and Salvation in the Showa Era

From a terrifying symbol of nuclear destruction to a beloved defender of Earth, Godzilla has captured the imaginations of diverse audiences.

Kacey Musgraves’ Search for “The Architect”

There is an architect, one that is not distant but rather, wants to be in relationship with every one of his creatures.

Why Mystery Is Crucial to Our Lives (And Why It’s Never Going Away)

The mysterious God of the universe uses mysteries, and His words in the Bible, to encounter and be encountered.

We Need To Calm Down About Taylor Swift

Instead of retaliating, what if we humbly listened to those who harbor genuine grievances, pain, and fears regarding Christianity?

Guilty as Sin? Mother Taylor Swift and Our Tortured Desires

What should we do with our desires and what do they do to us? How do our desires shape who we are?