Some Sunday afternoon chewing for the peeps…

Chief of the least

I’m always intrigued how art and popular culture use themes such as redemption and transcendence. This thread is most apparent in the movies.

Captain America, Batman, Harry Potter and all cultural blockbusters grapple with major philosophical concerns such as good vs. evil, justice, and sacrificial love. This is an undeniable God-planted yearning in the heart of every man, even those bred on the post modern values of Hollywood or Broadway. Many times in film and literature, the most hardened unbeliever, in creating his own art, will necessarily borrow from a worldview he scoffs at.

This Imageo Dei must make its way out in some way, even if inadvertently.

Just Move!

Tom, the lead character of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie, knows of this internal groping. He wants more to life than his nightly routine of movie screening after another monotonous workday. He’s not buying what his culture is selling anymore.

“I’m tired of…

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Author: Bryan Daniels

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Jessica, and a father of three boys: Josiah, Gideon and Judah. I teach high school math as a job, read reformed theology as a hobby, and write this blog just for kicks. With the rest of my time I coach football and track.

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  1. Great post Bryan.

    I work with a lot of teenagers and young adults which means I try to stay up to date on the movies that they are watching. And you’re right many of the movies these days do grapple with “good vs. evil, justice, and sacrificial love.” A lot of Christian’s tell me I shouldn’t see “this” movie or “that” movie, but in order to reach the younger generation I’ve found that seeing movies is a useful tool in being able to help them see God in everything! Seeing the movies the teens are watching helps me to be “relevant” in how to minister to them. (Although, I do have to admit that there are some movies I just can’t bring myself to go watch :-))

    And Amen to that “God-shaped vacuum” in our hearts that makes us inherently seek Him!!!

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