We would be remiss if we scratched out the peaks and valleys of human experience inside fairy tales. Not only would it be highly inaccurate, it would not inspire us to anything.
As long as we bring trees into our homes every December, the gospel is being scandalously preached to he or she who has an ear to hear their sermon.
We log hundreds of hours of couch time with heavy-handed romanticizing of sin and darkness. It’s bad for TV and for our souls.
The movie is wrapped up in faux Greek mythology, true, but there’s no mistaking the Christology here.
The thundering soundtrack and serious faces plainly attempt to convey a sense of profundity, but without any apparent comprehension of what actually makes a human situation profound.
With this shift of science as the choice religion for the theologically uneducated comes a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the development of myth.
To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
Princess Leia displayed her strength as a woman, whereas most of the lead action females today are simply trying to imitate the strength of men.
What could ancient texts possibly teach us about the human condition in our enlightened age? As it turns out, they can teach us quite a bit.
Isn’t there something mysterious about our difficult times that causes Batman and Superman to become morally ambiguous enemies?
The ideology that denies the meaningfulness of biological ties for human identity is called same-sex marriage.
The hit FX series ‘Justified’ displays our new conception of manhood. It’s still heavy on derring-do, but lighter on commitment and virtue.
Goethe’s ‘Faust’ presented the archetypal story of perverse, starved boredom long before ‘Fifty Shades,’ and it portrays a far truer reality.
Hollywood has forgotten how to tell a story.
Type-setting has gone by the wayside, but clichés are still “time-savers” for writers, and also potentially for readers.
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