Are our lives, like those of fairy-tale characters, pre-determined? Do we take Paul’s statement about predestination in Ephesians chapter 1 as amounting to nothing more than a fait accompli? How do we Read the Bible as living and active text for our lives? Continue reading
What does it mean to be redeemed? Is redemption something that we win for ourselves, or is it something that is handed to us? Furthermore, once we receive such redemption, what are the instances and reasons for which that redemption could be lost? Are the plot devices of these reality shows highlighting a deeper and spiritual question? Continue reading
Posted in Pop Culture Piety Tagged Big Brother, church, faith, feature, God, pop culture, Reality, redemption, Survivor, Television, Top Chef
If the church has a role here, maybe it is in reclaiming our message about sin, death, evil, and even the Devil. Maybe the culture doesn’t need yet another message about how to love one another; maybe it needs to hear about the reality of evil and sin, and how they will be thwarted once and for all.
Posted in Pop Culture Piety Tagged Christian, Evil, faith, feature, God, Jesus, Murder, pop culture, redemption, sin, telvision, Wrongdoing
There are a lot of television shows that deal with the topics of love, forgiveness, and redemption. However, for my taste, none have done so as poignantly or beautifully as the recently ended series “Fringe.” Continue reading