I have a theory that stand-up comedians are the modern-day equivalent of Socratic philosophers. They wander around pointing out absurdities in our society and asking difficult questions but avoiding the hemlock at all costs (comparisons only go so far). Most…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: The Marvel Cinematic Universe cruises right along with another great character addition. Captain Marvel is a film that, like many other films over the past few years featuring female leads in…

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After a decade of increasing social, political, and cultural unrest around the world, the seventies found Hollywood shifting into the structural norms that we currently recognize and are beginning to push back against in our current era. The Civil Rights…

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“Whatever exists, [the judge] said. Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.” – Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West “There’s imagery there. The religious text is great mythology. Out of that…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: We only had to wait 97 years for the first female-directed superhero movie, but it’s finally here. There has been a lot of chatter (positive and negative) about Wonder Woman— even…

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I want my daughter to be this kind of mighty girl. #InternationalWomensDay

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Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13 (ESVUK) I just thought what was so clever about the conceit of the movie is that it really is the story…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: One of our most anticipated movies of the Summer may have just become one of the best movies of the year. With levels of hype that seemed unachievable, Fury Road surpassed…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:

maleficent

We take a look at Angelina Jolie’s return to the live-action big screen in Maleficent. A reinterpretation of the Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tries to show that there are two sides to every story and sometimes “evil” may not be as evil as once thought. JR Forasteros and Laura Fissel help explain why the critics found their problems but we all found ways to enjoy the movie anyway– and take a lot away from this film. By leaving no doubts about its feminist underpinnings, the film turns out to be one of the most conversation starting films of the year. We also get into many, many, tangents including some of our least favorite films and why we would consider seeing the new Transformers film (seriously!)…

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