Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Analyzing Content (Part III/III)
Aug14

Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Analyzing Content (Part III/III)

This article concludes a three-part series on taking your Christian worldview to the movies. See also parts one and two. The subject of this article is how we analyze content. Introducing Content Content means the “things contained.” In a movie, it’s its main message. Using dialogue as an example, content refers to what the characters say and what their words mean means, whereas form refers to how they say them. “Technical excellence...

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Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Analyzing Form (Part II/III)
Jun11

Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Analyzing Form (Part II/III)

In last week’s article, we reviewed several theological foundations for taking your Christian worldview to the movies. We turn now to how we should use the Christian worldview in our analysis of a film’s form. Going to the Movies Going to the theater is a serious business. First things first: Get there early. The hustle and bustle of trying, at the last minute, to purchase your ticket, drink, and popcorn is just no fun, not to mention...

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Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Theological Foundations (Part I/III)
Jun05

Taking Your Christian Worldview to the Movies: Theological Foundations (Part I/III)

To me, movies are like football games, Oscar season like the playoffs, and the Oscars like the Super Bowl. Now, this doesn’t mean that I always agree with a film’s message or those involved in its production, just as the Christian football fan doesn’t always support what occurs in the game. Nonetheless, we can still enjoy the movies. To support this claim, I’ll consider theological foundations in this article. In next week’s, I’ll...

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The Doctrine of Scripture: An Overview
Apr17

The Doctrine of Scripture: An Overview

God has revealed Himself to humankind in two ways: First, He’s revealed Himself primarily in Jesus Christ and in the Christian Scriptures, referred to as special revelation.[1] Second, He’s also revealed Himself externally in the created order and internally in the human conscience and heart, referred to as general revelation.[2] This article will highlight the importance of the doctrine of Scripture and provide an overview of the...

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The Lost World of Genesis One: A Review
Feb28

The Lost World of Genesis One: A Review

In 2009, IVP Academic published John H. Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Walton is a professor at Wheaton College, teaching courses in Old Testament (OT), Hebrew, and archeology. He’s involved in numerous professional societies and has published extensively. Walton’s The Lost World—also the title of that second, less-than-stellar Jurassic Park film—has nothing to do with dinosaurs but...

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