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Finitude and Freedom in Blade Runner 2049

A movie review of Blade Runner 2049 Directed by Denis Villeneuve (16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, 2017) The new film Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the sci-fi classic Blade Runner by director Ridley Scott. Blade Runner imagines a world in the near future where artificially bioengineered humanoids called “replicants” are used as […]

CRI Interview with Brett Kunkle

Q. Definitions of culture vary. How do you define culture in this book? Often, Christians reduce culture to all the bad stuff “out there.” It’s the debauched music teens listen to, it’s godless Hollywood, it’s the secular forces intent on destroying religion, it’s the abortion-rights lobby. The list goes on and on. Certainly, these things […]

How to Deconstruct the Environmentalist Propaganda of Mother!

A movie review of Mother! Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Paramount Pictures, 2017) The idea of movie “spoilers” doesn’t really apply to writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s new film Mother! The studio’s marketing campaign was careful not to reveal anything about the plot or characters but suggested that the movie was a psychological horror/thriller in the mode of […]

An Ethic of Instagram

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 05 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Since the launch of social media photo-sharing app Instagram in October 2010, […]

Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and the Rise of the Comic Book Antihero

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 05 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Something is changing in the way our culture is portraying comic book […]

Logical and Biblical Defeaters of Reincarnation and Karma

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 05 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS  Hinduism and Buddhism have convinced tens of millions of people over […]

Begotten of the Father before All Ages

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 40, number 01 (2017). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS  The purpose of this essay is to understand the doctrine of […]

What the Size of the Cosmos Doesn’t Say about Mankind

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ Is humankind the crown of all creation […]

Doubt as Virtue: How to Doubt and Have Faith without Exploding

This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 39, number 04 (2016). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS  An experience of intellectual doubt is often taken by Christians to […]

The Apologetics of Community in All Saints

A movie review of All Saints Directed by Steve Gomer (Sony Films, 2017) The movie All Saints marks an interesting moment in American culture that apologists should note. The movie tells the true story of a salesman-turned-pastor whose dying church in rural Tennessee is revitalized after its members welcome a group of Christian refugees from […]

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