Several years ago, I published an article entitled, “Render unto God what is God’s. You too, Caesar,” which is an explanation of Jesus’ famous interaction with the Pharisees and Herodians regarding paying census tax to Caesar. The point of that article was to discuss, among other things, the central issue of the passage: God’s authority […]
‘Apollo 18′ is a top secret NASA mission that promises to provide an explanation for why we stopped going to the moon. This film is not approved by NASA since it sends the message NASA and the D.O.D. are the bad guys (conspiracy theorists, take note). Made to appear as a documentary, the filmmakers did all they could to sell its historical authenticity. Is this film an engaging mash-up of fictional elements and historical facts? Or will viewers walk away thinking “Houston, we have a problem.” Find out right now, on Movieology!
[To my normal readers: I apologize for the excessive length this time. To the critics: “Ask and ye shall receive” (at least this once).] Criticize Alexander Hamilton these days and about all you’ll hear in response from some quarters is, “Chernow, Chernow Chernow!” By many accounts, Ron Chernow’s 2004 work has cleared away all the […]
Today we review ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’. If an evolutionary worldview can be incarnated in a story, here it is. But rather than remain consistent with evolutionary presuppositions, like all evolutionary practice, ‘Rise of the Apes’ borrows from Christianity to build an explanation for morality without the source of a Creator God. Can this prequel and reboot of the classic franchise deliver where the previous attempts failed? Or is this movie just a barrel full of silly monkey business? Find out right now on Movieology!
Bojidar told me of this a few days before he posted his article. His post inspired me to address the issue further. Here is my take: An Indiana pastor of a conservative denomination (Presbyterian Church in America) has done what pastors so often do: capitulated what belongs to God to the Providence and Benevolence of […]