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1517. The Legacy Project

1517 The Legacy Project serves churches and the world by providing a safe place for those broken by the church, supplying theological resources to strengthen congregations, and modeling ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

Is Batman Fulfilling His Vocation?

Warning: Spoilers about The Lego Batman Movie, including Batman’s real identity, contained in this review! Warner Brothers’ recent production of The Lego Batman Movie has it all. Will Arnett brought back the comedy and charisma that we first saw in The Lego Movie. Superb animation, action, and adventure make it an enjoyable visual experience. And […]

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Christmas is Bigger on the Inside

What do the TARDIS, Mary Poppin’s purse, Hermione Granger’s backpack, Platform 9 ¾, Bilbo’s home at Bag End, a good book, and the Wardrobe into Narnia all have in common with each other? “It’s bigger on the inside!” Countless books, movies, and television shows have used this inviting, illustrative idea to awaken the imagination and […]

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What If The Freedom Found In Fairy Tales Was True?

Luther longed for freedom. Before the Reformation, Luther saw Jesus not as a gracious liberator, but a fearful judge; Jesus was not a merciful Redeemer, but a merciless example to follow. Luther was held captive by his accusatory conscience, and prisoner to an endless merry-go-round of indulgences, relics, and man-made traditions—each one promising freedom from […]

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Heidelberg and Hobbiton: Theology of the Cross in Middle-earth

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.1 Corinthians 1:27 What does Martin Luther have in common with Frodo, and Samwise? I assure you, it’s more than enjoying the company of friends and family, joyous hospitality, and of course, a […]

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The Great Easter Entmoot

In Middle-Earth, some trees do make noise when no one else is around. J.R.R. Tolkien introduces us to these mysterious, yet delightfully peculiar in The Lord of the Rings. The Ents, as they are named, are ancient, tree-like creatures who dwell in Fanghorn Forest. And, as we’re told in the book, their language is beautiful, […]

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Is Your Worldview A Peaceful One?

“All life is precious” – Morgan, The Walking Dead If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, consider this the obligatory spoiler-alert alert. Everyone has a worldview. Worldviews shape how we look at the world around us, both internally and externally, intellectually and existentially. Consequently, every religion holds a particular worldview, with many (and mutually […]

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A Christian Guide to the Movies

From time to time I am asked what kinds of questions run through my mind when watching, discussing, or writing about Christianity and movies. Usually I have a rough outline in my head, when asked to present or discuss Christian themes in movies, literature, etc. After all, these questions could just as easily be applied […]

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