Accidentally Christian: A Look at Richard Donner’s The Omen

Here's a concept I learned in college: All truth is God's truth. In other words, because truth is an objective thing which exists outside of us, we can look at anything that makes a statement about life and affirm theparts of it which reflect objective truth. You can look at Norse myths about Balder, the …

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This Present Darkness Vs The Exorcist: A Compare and Contrast

Editor's Note: I will return to my Building a Better Christian Novel series in November. Seeing as Halloween is a holiday which brings up various spiritual questions, it seemed appropriate to do some posts on Halloween-worthy topics this month. "When I was writing the novel, I thought I was writing a supernatural detective story that …

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Graphic showing a satirical book blurb for 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. "The monkeys are getting restless. Some say the aliens are responsible." Text copyright 2020 by Gabriel Connor Salter.

The Bad Book Blurb Contest: Worst Descriptions of Classic Spec Fic Books

This week, I'm going to do something a bit different from my usual blog post routine, and do something humorous. Why? Partly because we're all in a tough time right now and we could always use a few more laughs. Also because this humorous thing connects to topics I've discussed frequently in my regular posts: …

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4 Things Artists Can Learn from Terence Fisher

If you do any kind of research into the best horror films ever made, you'll eventually hear about the works of Terence Fisher. Fisher directed a number of excellent horror films for a company called Hammer Studios in the 1950's and 1960's. Many of these films starred Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, usually as two …

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