Month: June 2015


Some notes about Hollywood Films


"Can't we just watch it?!" When watching a movie in class, many of my students complain when I stop it in order to engage in a discussion of what the movie is presenting.  My response to their "Can't we just watch it?" is always, sure.  "Sure, this Friday night, in your...

“The White Knight”


Where does evil come from? We've got two choices: It comes either from within or from without. How one answer this question can hinge on how one understands the relationship between Good and Evil.  If we think they are completely separate, then we will tend to divide the world up into the things that...

Mad Max: Fury Road


I just got back from watching Mad Max: Fury Road [SPOILER ALERT]. It didn't take me too long to wonder if I had made a mistake--it's a bit over the top. The world into which we are dropped is pretty terrible--I expected it to be terrible, but not that gross....

What God taught me through the “Dark Times” (1)


They say that you learn the most about yourself and that God does most of his sanctifying work during the rough times. Enough time has passed for me to have done some reflecting about what God was teaching me during those years when my life was turned upside-down. One of...