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Reading a Sci-fi, Pro-life Theodicy in Arrival

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A movie review of Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Paramount Pictures, 2016) Arrival is classic “hard” science fiction in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov novels from the 1950s and ‘60s. What makes it science fiction is not that it depicts the arrival on Earth of alien spaceships but that it attempts […]

The Courage of Conviction in Hacksaw Ridge

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A movie review of Hacksaw Ridge Directed by Mel Gibson (Summit Entertainment, 2016) Hacksaw Ridge is an inspirational movie by director Mel Gibson that tells the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector during World War II. Doss doesn’t believe in killing, but he sees all the other young men going into the army, […]

Unpacking Anime’s Thematic and Spiritual Depth

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 06 (2014). 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  Originally a niche medium, anime (Japanese animation) has experienced a massive […]

Philosophy, Politics, and the End of Liberal Arts Education

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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/ From elementary schools to colleges and graduate schools, education in the STEM […]

Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Spiritual Poison?

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 37, number 05 (2014). 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  There has been a great push to legalize the use of […]

The Gospel According to Marvel

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 03 (2015). 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  Over the past decade, there has been a revival of interest […]

Antitheist Faith and History

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 03 (2015). 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  Some atheists have become antitheists openly devoted to attacking religion in […]

The Seven Deadly Sins and the Path to Virtuous Character

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This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 38, number 02 (2015). 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 soul- and relationship-destroying seven deadly sins are vices that undermine […]

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