Midi-Chlorians and Cognitive Science of Religion

Midi-Chlorians. I know a lot of people who hate the introduction of midi-chlorians in the Star Wars cannon in The Phantom Menace. There’s that famous scene where Qui-Gon Jinn takes Anakin’s count: Qui-Gon: I need a midi-chlorian count. Obi-Wan: The readings are off the chart. Over 20,000. Even Master Yoda doesn’t have a midi-chlorian countContinue reading “Midi-Chlorians and Cognitive Science of Religion”

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Jurassic World Comes Really Close to Capturing the Magic of Jurassic Park…

For millennials like me Jurassic Park holds a special place in our hearts. The first movie was mind-blowing – for the first time ever Dinosaurs really came to life. Yes there were dinosaurs in movies before but there was nothing like it – they were living breathing dinosaurs on our screens – it was literallyContinue reading “Jurassic World Comes Really Close to Capturing the Magic of Jurassic Park…”

Noah: “A Sin-Full Movie Review” Roundup (What Others are Saying)

I have been getting a lot of feedback on my post –Noah: A Sin-Full Movie Review – so I figured that I would write up a follow up on it. However instead of responding to everybody, I figured I would point out what some other reviews are saying about this film. Alissa Wilkinson at Christianity Today:Continue reading “Noah: “A Sin-Full Movie Review” Roundup (What Others are Saying)”

Noah: A Sin-Full Movie Review

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – St. Paul Without a doubt Aaron Aronofsky’s rendition of the Noah story falls short of the glory of its telling in the book of Genesis. At times it cheesy, at times its confusing, at times it doesn’t make sense, and at timesContinue reading “Noah: A Sin-Full Movie Review”

The Lego Movie – an Anabaptist (ish) Review

Spoilers ahead…. Everything is awesome! If the song is not stuck in your head after seeing Lego Movie then you probably watched it on mute and in closed captioning. Seriously though, the song plays over and over and over again – until you start believing that everything really is awesome. It’s a really clever trickContinue reading “The Lego Movie – an Anabaptist (ish) Review”

Catching Fire Pt. 1 – A Christological (?) Movie Review

As someone who wanders the wasteland that is Christian blogging I have come across tons and tons of blogs about The Hunger Games movies. I have even seen some devotionals based on The Hunger Games (what ever happened to basing devotionals off the Bible?).  Most of these blogs point out the Christological features of KatnissContinue reading “Catching Fire Pt. 1 – A Christological (?) Movie Review”

Captain Phillips – A “Theo-Political” Review

(Spoiler Alert: If you were alive in 2009 then you know how Captain Phillips ends. So if you weren’t paying attention to the news when this story happened you deserve to have the movie spoiled.)   Over the last few days I have seen several reviews of Captain Phillips that point out that American ExceptionalismContinue reading “Captain Phillips – A “Theo-Political” Review”

Welcome To Shelbyville – A “Political” Review

Welcome to Shelbyville is a documentary recounting the story of the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee during the 2008 presidential election; it recounts the reactions to his election by various different groups: Anglo-Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Somali Refugees. In addition to this, it also recounts the various groups’ reactions to a new group of SomaliContinue reading “Welcome To Shelbyville – A “Political” Review”

The Great Gatsby 2013 – A “Cinematographic” Review

Over the next few days reviews for The Great Gatsby will begin to flood the blogosphere. Many of these blogs will lament the fact that the film has been unfaithful to the novel by the same title (accusations of unfaithfulness abound…especially within the storyline.) I’m tempted to join the bandwagon and decry The Great GatsbyContinue reading “The Great Gatsby 2013 – A “Cinematographic” Review”

Prometheus, Christ, and Culture

The following post is an online forum post that I wrote for my Christ and Culture class. The assignment was to examine a Christian Website’s understanding of the interaction between Christ and culture. (Because this is part of an informal online discussion, I did not go out of my way to review spelling or grammar.)Continue reading “Prometheus, Christ, and Culture”