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Is there such a thing as ‘Christian’ music, writing, art, etc?

I try mightily to keep myself from having unexamined beliefs.  I turned one up, though, in the last month or so, no doubt because of the writing contest and online apologetics conference I was working on.  The writing contest, for example, is labeled as a Christian writing contest.  I began to think about how an endeavor like writing, or any endeavor at all, could justify being termed ‘Christian’ and realized I had never really thought about it much before, and had rather accepted the presumptions that had been handed down to me.  I hate it when I do that!  Even … continue reading...

Some More Thoughts on ABC’s Visitors

So ABC’s “V” was on again tonight.  I enjoyed it.  It lacked the same punch as the first episode but I still liked it.  It seems a little hurried to me.  Maybe there are too many commercials?  I’ve seen other hour long shows that seemed to really carry a narrative so I know its possible.  I can’t put my finger on it with “V” but it isn’t enough (yet) to push me away from future viewings.

In my previous post on the “V” series, I hoped that I would see some metaphysical conversation.  Perhaps its too early in the … continue reading...

Voyage of the Dawn Treader is Back On

Apparently, Disney is set to film Voyage of the Dawn Treader after having previously indicated the movie was off.   In a previous post, I discussed my feelings about this.   Essentially, I was unhappy with the embellishments in the movie and believe that the drop in revenue was associated with Lewis fans showing their displeasure.   I reviewed Prince Caspian.  The title was:  A Review of Prince Caspian- One Disappointed Christian.

From my readings in the blogosphere, it looks like we may be in for more with the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  This is unfortunate, as this is one … continue reading...

Disney Drops Narnia Movie, Dawn Treader Voyage Cancelled

I read today on Worldnetdaily that Disney is not going to produce the next in line in the Narnia series, the Dawn Treader.  Article:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=85538

This is disappointing but not entirely surprising.  I have always thought that it would be difficult to make a full length movie out of all seven books in the Narnia series.   I was concerned that if the books were forced to fit into the ‘full length movie’ paradigm that ‘enhancements’ and ’embellishments’ would necessarily have to follow.   I find that many Christians much preferred something true to the text.  A cinematic version of the … continue reading...

The Gospel According to the Movie Toy Story: YOU. ARE. A. TOY!

Update:  A response to the folks at Somethingawful.com is at the bottom.


Toy Story is one of those movies that is constantly playing at my house.  It is a ‘safe’ movie for kids and it has enough material for the grown-ups that I don’t mind it playing over and over again.  It was on again last night.  In fact, it is on right now.

If you don’t know Toy Story, it is simply a story about toys- toys who come alive when you aren’t looking.  In otherwords, a stock ‘toy story.’  In both movies there is a curious perspective presented … continue reading...

A Review of Prince Caspian: One Christian Disappointed

I’ve heard a handful of rave reviews for Prince Caspian the movie but can’t say that I can join them in their enthusiasm.  I feel even like I ought to title this review something like “A review of that movie which is titled after Prince Caspian and has characters similarly named and slight plot resemblances.”  But that is too long.  I probably would not be as disappointed if the first Narnia movie hadn’t been so faithful to the text of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, which I favorably reviewed here.  I assumed that the same careful attention … continue reading...

A Christian Review of Will Smith’s “I am Legend”

I was really looking forward to getting in and seeing “I am Legend.”  I am always interested in seeing other post-apocalyptic scenarios played out (my own is here).  Finally, last weekend I was able to see it.

In “I am Legend” a cure for cancer goes bad and a mutation results in the deaths of almost the entire human race.  Will Smith’s character works for the military as a geneticist of some kind.  He is the one tasked with finding a cure and a solution.  He fails.  Through an incredible stroke of luck, he is also one of the … continue reading...

A review of the Chronicles of Narnia Movie

Faithful, Faithful, Faithful.

‘Faithful’ sums up my review of the Narnia Movie.
There have been many reviews of the movie already, by wiser heads. I’ve read only one of them, myself, so what follows is primarily from my own reflection. I should note that while I’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia, and TLWW a dozen or more times, I’ve only seen the movie once. I suspect this review would be more robust if I’d see the movie a couple more times. With that said, let’s get on with it.NarniaBox

The first thing that told me I was in for a … continue reading...

Review: Shaun of the Dead

So, yea, ok. Me, a Christian, reviewing the movie “Shaun of the Dead.” I admit its a little odd. Even my personality objects- I don’t like ‘horror’ movies. Or blood and guts movies, either, though I’ll make an exception for military movies like Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan. But yea. I saw this movie while overseas in England, visiting a friend I knew from the Internet. I knew even then that eventually I’d be writing this. Having now seen it a second time, here is the ‘review.’

One wonders how you could make a more … continue reading...