The Noah Film: An Apologia

Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah has stirred up quite the storm of strong criticism and counter-criticism from various evangelical Christian reviewers. As one Gospel Coalition reviewer astutely noted, “Not surprisingly, many Christians have been harshly critical because the film is insufficiently faithful to the biblical source. And also not surprisingly, many others have over-praised the film,… Continue reading

Beauty and the Cross (Part 1 of 3)

I don’t think you trust In my self-righteous suicide –      System of a Down, “Chop Suey!” Recently, I read Joe Hill’s best selling novel, Horns. I don’t necessarily recommend it (it’s one of those book that depends on the reader, however his comic Locke and Key is absa-freakin-lutely amazing), but the reading merits of the… Continue reading

The Gospel According to Squirrels

I have always been fascinated by squirrels. When asked what my favorite animal was, I would often elicit surprised looks when I responded that my favorite animal was a squirrel. When you think about it, a squirrel is a rather squirrelly favorite animal. There isn’t much particularly impressive about their strength, size, or intelligence—though their… Continue reading

Courage: Going in alone against the Necromancer

In Peter Jackson’s new Hobbit film, “The Desolation of Smaug,” there is a striking scene when Gandalf approaches the lair of the Necromancer, a powerful sorcerer who is building up a great army to conquer Middle Earth. The Necromancer is, in fact, Sauron, the Lord of the Rings. (The Hobbit movies are set 60 years… Continue reading