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Classic Protestants are intrinsically ambivalent about human nature and thus human culture. On one side, we’re haunted by historical shadows. We’re disturbed by the specter of Constantinianism, since both Scripture and history bear witness to the pitfalls of wedding faith with political culture; we’re sensitive to [...]

Mark Bowald
Tuesday, January 30th 2024

Despite strong reviews and an impressive cast, Hail, Caesar!—the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, True Grit, No Country for Old Men)—made only $30 million at the box office and hasn’t really scored with viewers. This is a shame, since it’s one of last year’s most fascinating films, particularly from a Christian standpoint. […]

Joseph W. Smith III
Wednesday, November 1st 2017

In his book on director Martin Scorsese, the late film critic Roger Ebert described the ominous context in which he previewed The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). Prior to its release, he was invited to a private screening and watched the film alone. "This was not a perk," he writes. "It was a security measure." […]

Anthony Parisi
Thursday, December 31st 2015

Editor’s note: Half Devil, Half Child is a documentary on “born-again Islam” with the simple goal of setting Americans face to face with Bangladeshis who understand firsthand the danger of the Insider missions practices being imported from the West. The title of the film is taken from a line in Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “White Man’s […]

Monday, July 2nd 2012

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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