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Let’s Make America Truly Great Again: Revisiting Reconstruction

A brief survey of America’s flawed history reveals that during Reconstruction our government has attempted to position itself for greatness in terms of using its power to serve the lowliest in its caste system, formerly enslaved citizens.

You Will Probably Not Be a Rock God, and Neither Will I: Some Deep Thoughts on Bill and Ted Face the Music

We’re not, it turns out, a civilization of rock gods and their devotees; we’re all connected, and we all depend on each other.

On the Come Up and Letting the Story Speak

Clinging to my perspective while reading endangers my practice of reading as a method of gaining insight.

Christian Storytelling and the Upsidedown Shadowlands

“Further up and further in” is an imaginary concept, informed by legend and myth, and also Scripture. These are invitations for all to partake in bigger experiences, conversations, joy, and peace.

Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Dark Fairy Tale

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic functions as both a weird Gothic horror and a fairy tale.

Let the Story Live a Natural Life

For creators and the participants both, there lies a danger in loving a story to its own detriment. A perverse love fails to love a story for the good within it, but rather desires it to go on and on, never ending.

Something Wicked, Something Holy: Light and Darkness in Something Wicked This Way Comes

To participate in politics in 2020 seems to be an exercise in fear, like the call from Dark in Ray Bardbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Seeing and Believing 268 | Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks and Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca

Sofial Coppola and A24 bring us On the Rocks with Bill Murray while Ben Wheatley takes a stab at remaking Hitchcock’s Rebecca.

Pandemic Restrictions, Human Limits, and Meaningful Gestures

The pandemic may have slowed things down, but we still feel the crush of expectations and demands, perhaps more so while working from home and sensing internal and external pressure to prove that we’re pulling our weight.

Enola Holmes and the Goodness of Telling Old Stories from New Perspectives

What I love about the creation and inclusion of the Enola character is how much she makes sense in the Holmes family and how much she adds to the ethos of the story. 

“Time Adventure”: Solace in Non-Linearity

God’s view of time operates entirely differently from the human view, as His omniscience of all history and future outcomes prevents Him from being negatively affected by any present moment.

Seeing and Believing 267 | Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago Seven and a Fall/Winter Movie Preview

Wade and Kevin review Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago Seven and then give us their most anticipated films for the end of 2020.

In Memory of Larry Prater

His life’s work was the common and righteous work of loving those around him until he physically was incapable of serving others.

No, the Medieval Era Wasn’t Characterized by Rampant Witch-Burnings. You’re Thinking of the Modern Era

Under the extreme stress of plagues and environmental disaster, people were undoubtedly looking for someone to blame, which—hmm, that sounds familiar.

Persuasion 203 BONUS | Interview with Sam Haist

Listen to Hannah’s full interview with Sam Haist in this special members-only bonus episode!

CBS All Access’s Spiritless Twilight Zone

Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone could contend for human worth on the basis of a shared imago Dei, a spiritual aspect that provides an inherent value to each individual, while the reboot seems content to regard men and women materialistically.