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Person or Persona: What’s Inside the Spider-Verse?

With the explosion of serialized superhero films over the last decade, talk of a multiverse has never been more integrated into popular culture. The term ‘multiverse’ is a combination of the words ‘multiple’ and ‘universe’ used to describe the existence of multiple worlds or realities. While terms like ‘multiverse’ may occasionally be used to refer […]

75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film

Terry Glaspey, 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Works of Art, Literature, Music, and Film. Ada, MI: Baker Books, 2015. 382 pp. There are books that challenge us to visit1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States; to travel on 1,000 Adventures; […]

The Wrackturn Method

Brian Melton, The Wrackturn Method.  Columbia, SC: Moral Apologetics Press, 2021. viii + 97 pp. My dear Wormwood, I hate to interrupt our retirement from active tempting so soon.  It seems like just yesterday I was proposing my famous Toast at the Annual Dinner of the Tempter’s Training College.  (Having to deal with time and […]

Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity

Donald T. Williams. Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity. Toccoa Falls, GA: Semper Reformanda Publications, 2021. 485 pp. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed a list of ninety-five theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, suggesting ways in which the Catholic Church needed reform. Over 500 years […]

Transhumanism and the Abolition of the Human Person

In its broadest sense, transhumanism is the view that humanity’s problems can and should be solved through science and technology.[1] Humanity’s chief problems, on this view, derive from our biological, cognitive, and psychological limits. Transhumanists, therefore, seek to overcome these limits through applying science and technology to human persons. And this, they propose, will eventually […]

Thorin and Bilbo: Image Bearers

Literary characters such as those found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit often reflects what is best in human nature or what Christians refer to as the divine stamp or imago Dei.[1] This essay will examine Thorin Oakenshield, the dwarf king, and Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, as a king and prophet respectively, similar to ones found […]