Jesus Revolution Presents a Relevant Revival
The “Jesus Revolution”: a film exploring the genesis of the Jesus Movement that began among drugged-out hippies in the late 1960s in California and rapidly spread nationally and even internationally.
What we see is the genesis of an unplanned spiritual juggernaut that ultimately swept the country and led to the evangelical conversion of millions, including many outside the hippy subculture from which it sprang. This movement was rooted in the plain, unadorned teachings of the Bible and emphasized turning away from sin to uncompromising faith... Continue Reading
The Success of “Avatar” Is Nothing to Celebrate
The sequel to the record-breaking box office success Avatar is here. The enemy is still America/Europeans. The victims this time: whales.
Intellectually, the Avatar stories seem worthless, beneath contempt, indeed, beneath argument. This leads people to underestimate them but also to feel themselves somehow disarmed. One looks ridiculous if one complains that the stories are anti-American. It takes a certain courage to deal with that problem, and courage is in very short supply in our times. The... Continue Reading
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
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