Do You Long for Having Your Heart Interlinked?: The Imago Dei and Our Need for Relationships in the Blade Runner Universe

Blade Runner (BR) and Blade Runner 2049 (BR2049) portray dystopian societies that both challenge Christian morals and pose questions to the Christian about essential aspects of humanity. The films present “replicants” that raise the issue of what it truly means to be human and made in the imago Dei. Whereas BR raises the issue of […]

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The Lizard or the Stallion? George MacDonald on the Retroactivity of Heaven and Hell in The Great Divorce

Although C. S. Lewis is considered one of the world’s foremost apologists of the twentieth century, we would do well to remember that without George MacDonald, we might not have Lewis. In his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, Lewis explains that his imagination was “baptized” by MacDonald’s Phantastes.[1] Reading this novel set Lewis on the path […]

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The Autumn People: How Love and Laughter Conquer Evil in Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes

“‘Time and death are the greatest enemies all of us must face, and the only weapon stronger than they are is love.’”[1]   In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, the familiar struggle between good and evil is framed by pitting a sinister carnival and its members against two best friends, Will Halloway and […]

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