Dec 10 2007

God in the Movies

It is rare for me to comment on movies I have never seen. It is rarer still for me to mention a movie, and then warn readers away, otherwise I’d be writing negative articles all day long. After all, Hollywood insists on churning out a product that is either unsuitable for Christian eyes and ears, or simply not worth our entertainment dollars. Rare exceptions in the last few years have included silver-screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Tolkien and Lewis standout because of their profound commitment to a theistic world view (although not to New Testament Christianity as such). Continue reading

May 30 2007

Building on a Solid Rock (Matthew 7:24-27)

So many people in the world today lack what we might call a coherent worldview. A worldview is like a house in which every brick forms a part of who we are and how we relate to others. For this house to remain viable, our beliefs about humanity must hold together with our beliefs about God, which must hold together with our beliefs about morality, and so on. However, this house will weaken and crumble if its foundation is incapable of supporting a life burdened by sin.

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