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What Did You Give Up for Lent? Everything.

Where is God in the Midst of Our Unwilling and Unplanned Sacrifices?

On 1917 and the Sacrifice of Life

By now you have more than likely heard about this flick called 1917. It is a World War I epic directed by Sam Mendes which tells the historical-fiction tale of two British soldiers, charged with carrying an urgent message across enemy lines in order to stave off an imminent attack that would otherwise end up […]

Fear and the Reality of Horror, Part 2

How does horror move from awareness of the actual world in which we live (as described in Part 1) to apprehension of the gospel? Horror brings into focus what it is that we should be afraid of, often by emphasizing the identities we construct from our fears or showcasing the absurdity of our attempts to suppress […]

Mockingbird at the Movies: The Shared Loneliness of Her

This comes from Emily Stubbs: Spike Jonze’s newest film, Her, is beautiful, provocative, and, above all, relevant. Man (Theodore Twombley, played by Joaquin Phoenix) falls for highly evolved, Siri-like Operating System next door (Samantha, voice played by none other than Scarlett Johansson). Given its subject matter, the film speaks to many of the fantasies that […]

Francis Spufford on the Too-Slow Hands of Jesus

We’re just a week out from the American release of Francis Spufford’s Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense. If you haven’t had a chance to look at our other previews, take a gander. What you will find is an arresting re-appraisal of the tradition, heart, and central figure of the […]

The Many Jesus Complexes of Star Trek

Let Intern Thursday commence! This one comes from newest Mockingfledgling, Win Jordan. For those who haven’t seen Into Darkness yet, spoiler alert! The second installment of the reinvigorated Star Trek franchise hit screens on May 16th, raking in an impressive $86.7 million dollars in the domestic box office over its premiere weekend. Director J.J. Abrams […]

Husbands, Love Your Wives… S’il Vous Plait

Ephesians chapter 5, especially beginning at the 22nd verse has been popping up in my life lately almost on a daily basis for different reasons. As a result I keep thinking about the short film “Bastille” from an anthology of films called Paris, Je T’aime (Paris, I Love You), which my wife and I saw […]