Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Deeper Meaning of “The Great Divorce” (Throwback Thursday)

Last year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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“Unveiling Bird Box” ICRF Conference Talk Resources

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting a paper today at the 2019 International Conference on Religion & Film in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My talk title is “Unveiling Bird Box: Thinking about Genres of Apocalypse and Contemporary Culture.” … Continue reading

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Unveiling Bird Box: My Conference Talk on Apocalypse and Contemporary Culture at the International Conference on Religion & Film, Halifax, NS

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting a paper this week at the 2019 International Conference on Religion & Film in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My talk title is “Unveiling Bird Box: Thinking about Genres of Apocalypse and Contemporary … Continue reading

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My Disappointed Review of Greg Boyd’s “Cross Vision”

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence by Gregory A. Boyd My rating: 2 of 5 stars I approached Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence quite hopefully, … Continue reading

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My Discussion with Diana Glyer about the Tolkien Biopic on William O’Flaherty’s All About Jack Podcast

I have recently had the opportunity to be part of a few different dialogues about the Tolkien biopic. I wrote a review for Forefront, where I talked about the Problem of Beauty and some of the struggles that Christian artists have in … Continue reading

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Thesis Submitted!

Well, the time has come. Last Thursday, just after noon, I submitted my thesis for a PhD in theology and literature at the University of Chester. I spent the Friday cleaning my digital and actual desk–a task with a few … Continue reading

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“The perils of enchantment: Tolkien’s Lay of Aotrou and Itroun”: Reblog of John Garth’s Thoughts on the Book

Originally posted on John Garth:
The encounter between mortal man and immortal enchantress is always fateful in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. In The Lord of the Rings, for instance, Boromir fears the Elf-queen Galadriel and ignores her wisdom, then dies for his…

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