Postmodern Realities Archive

Episode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in Apologetics

Episode 068: Something Made: The Role of Form in Apologetics “Whatever argument the Christian apologist hopes to present, he must first find, or make, its frame. There must be form, else the idea comes to nothing.” As C. S. Lewis understood well, the more penetrating and memorable instances of apologetic defense are those with harmony […]

Episode 067: Spielberg’s Nostalgia for Reality in Ready Player One

Episode 067: A movie review of Ready Player One Directed by Steven Spielberg (Rated PG-13, 2018) Editor’s note: The following review contains many spoilers about the content of the film. The podcast conversation also touches on subject matter not covered in the written review. “Ernest Cline’s 2011 science fiction novel Ready Player One tells the […]

Episode 066: Comic Cons, Geek Culture, and the Mission of Christ

Episode 066: Comic Cons, Greek Culture, and the Mission of Christ with Drew Dixon “Every year, millions of devoted fans travel to our nation’s largest cities to play unreleased video and board games, meet the stars of their favorite sci-fi shows, and attend panel discussions on fantasy worlds. Last year, 150,000 people attended New York […]

Episode 065: Love, Simon Film Review “When Hearts Are Young and Gay” with Joe Dallas

Episode 065: Love, Simon Film Review “When Hearts Are Young and Gay” with Joe Dallas The new Greg Berlanti–directed film, starring Nick Robinson, is a teen romantic comedy in the vein of its John Hughes–directed predecessors from the 1980s Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. This time, though, the teenage search for romantic love involves […]

Episode 064: The Inescapability of God

Episode 064: “The Inescapability of God” with James N. Anderson “Although the Bible teaches that God’s existence is evident from nature, it has become commonplace in modern society for people to doubt or deny that God exists. This article contends that six aspects of our lives that all of us take for granted—existence, values, morality, […]

Episode 063: Black Panther Film Review with Eric Redmond

Episode 063: Black Panther Film Review with Eric Redmond Last week, our online film review of Black Panther by Eric C. Redmond was one of the most-viewed articles on www.equip.org. Since then, Black Panther ticket sales soared to $1.1 billion and also became the first movie since Avatar to have five straight weeks at the […]

Episode 062: How the Structure and Comprehensibility of the Universe Reveal a Mindful Maker

Episode 062: How the Structure and Comprehensibility of the Universe Reveal a Mindful Maker “The notion that there is a mysterious resonance between the structure of the material world, the abstract world of mathematics, and the human mind — what can be called Cosmic Resonance — not only has major implications for the contemporary debate […]

Episode 061: Slaughterhouse-Five as a Tool for Christian Self-Examination

Episode 061: Slaughterhouse-Five as a Tool for Christian Self-Examination Kurt Vonnegut’s frequently challenged novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) still influences American culture via high schools and colleges. Truth can come from unexpected places, and a fresh look at this offensive novel reveals some thought provoking lessons about the church’s blind spots. This Postmodern Realities Podcast episode is […]

Episode 060: A Christian Response to the Hindu Concept of Spiritual Quest

Episode 060: A Christian Response to the Hindu Concept of Spiritual Quest “Hindus believe that life is basically a search, or a quest. One cannot expect to find all the answers to life’s deepest questions in one lifetime in a simple, easy-to-digest formula. It is a long, ongoing endeavor. Hindus believe that a search of […]

Episode 059: Kindergarteners Need Apologetics, Too

Episode 059: Kindergarteners Need Apologetics, Too “Asking when we should begin teaching apologetics assumes it is a discipleship endeavor that is separate from the rest of a child’s spiritual development. For many people, the reason for that idea is an assumed definition of apologetics that is overly narrow and difficult to apply to young kids. […]

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