The Omen, Left Behind and the Value of Complexity (Sidetrails Pt 3)

A couple of weeks ago, I released a "Concluding Thoughts" post about a recent series, and said that "most artworks can’t cover all reality." Every piece of art has a theme or message - sometimes defined by the medium, sometimes intentional, and sometimes an unplanned message that evolves as the work progresses. From a moral …

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What do Mothers Read? (Sidetrails Pt 2)

In the last few blog posts of my series on how evangelicals differ from high church Christians on entertainment, I’ve discussed several trends. I’ve talked about how suburban values inform evangelical institutions, how high church liturgy encourages a recognition of sin that evangelicals often miss, and other related ideas. Many of these ideas have been …

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