Why Christians Shouldn’t Watch “The Chosen”
God in His providence, chose to send His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world when He did. Christ could have come to save the world during the time of cell phones and live streaming, but He didn’t. God chose to send His Son in the fullness of time, and to have the proclamation of His... Continue Reading
Disney’s Disenchanted Kingdom
How the formerly family-friendly enterprise lost its way.
Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom concludes by citing a poll showing that customer satisfaction and respect for the Disney brand have plunged from 77 percent to 51 percent in the last year alone. This confirms the simple truth, that a significant majority of parents do not want their children indoctrinated in gender ideology or any other social justice agenda by... Continue Reading
He Gets Us? But Who Is He?
A trendy new "Jesus marketing" campaign seeks to rebrand a familiar figure; HeGetsUs is a movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible and his confounding love and forgiveness.
The HeGetsUs campaign aims not to get people to “go to church,” but rather invite people to “consider the story of a man who created a radical love movement that continues to impact the world thousands of years later”….While the goals of HeGetsUs may be to make Jesus palatable to sophisticated urbanite worldings frustrated with... Continue Reading
Incarnation versus Excarnation
"Dysconnected" Breaks Down the Transgender Anti-Gospel and Exposes Its Root Conflict with Biblical Anthropology
With teens increasingly identifying as non-binary and transgender, this other side of the story needs to be told. Don Johnson’s new documentary Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion does just that—and much more. Through a combination of powerful personal stories and interviews with top-notch scholars and medical experts, Dysconnected explores why transgenderism is on the rise, the understanding of... Continue Reading
The New Pinocchio Swaps Conscience for “Authenticity”
Disney continues its decline by offering a revisionist version of its 1940 classic, with Tom Hanks as a Geppetto swallowed up by postmodernity and a puppet who’s just fine never becoming a real boy.
As for lessons learned, Pinocchio in 2022 does not turn into the boy that Geppetto had wished for, as in 1940. He remains a puppet, no doubt as a sign of his authenticity and acceptance for himself as is. That suggests an underlying truth—children brought up with such beliefs can never really grow up. ... Continue Reading
Why “Bros” Failed at the Box Office
Please don’t blame homophobia for your commercial failure. Romance is dead. And you helped to kill it.
The genre of romantic tragedy depends upon a specific moral framework. So does the genre of romantic comedy. But the sexual revolution has obliterated that moral framework. The new gay rom-com, Bros, has bombed at the box office. Director Nicholas Stoller and star Billy Eichner, in full Nietzschean ressentiment mode, are in little doubt... Continue Reading
These Detransitioners Have A Message for Distressed Girls: Mangling Your Body is A Sickness, Not A Cure
The film from the Center for Bioethics and Culture documents the testimonies of three women — Helena, Cat, and Grace — who went through various forms of so-called “gender-affirming”.
Helena, Cat, and Grace will be labeled transphobic and hateful for speaking up, but their transparency offers a message of warning and of hope for real care that parents, policymakers, and people all around the world need to hear: Mangling healthy bodies is a sickness, not a cure. The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters”... Continue Reading
Rings of Power and the Loss of Transcendent Virtue
The devoted Tolkien fan craves the depth, soul, and virtue that only the narrative based on the original novels can produce.
There is so much inherent virtue built into Middle Earth that even an outline-based narrative, such as Rings of Power, should allow some beauty to bleed through. While it will never repeat the moral depths of the original narrative, I will watch and hope for more. Rings of Power is unquestionably a beautiful TV... Continue Reading
Best Teachers Could Be Your Parents, “Homeschool Awakening” Documentary Suggests
14 featured families are driven to challenge these norms and more through their homeschooling lifestyles.
The parents in the film realized their responsibility in shaping their children’s minds. The benefits of homeschooling outweighed the sacrifices. The parents explained how homeschooling set them free to individualize learning unique to each child’s needs, and his or her style and pace of learning; to preserve their child’s identity, protecting them from negative outside influences; to... Continue Reading
Lightyear Critics Will “Die Off Like Dinosaurs,” Says Captain America
Parents are tiring of the constant indoctrination in sexual matters. They feel betrayed by the once trusted Toy Story franchise.
It’s one thing to promote the idea that dads and moms are interchangeable despite, you know, science, but it’s another to accuse anyone tired of being force-fed this whole thing of bigotry. As one reviewer put it, “Perhaps calling critics of a movie “idiots who are going to die off like the dinosaurs” wasn’t the best strategy to... Continue Reading