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Perfect Faults and Inconsistent Communities: Hope Larson’s A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time was one of the defining books of my childhood. I have vivid memories of sitting on my couch as my mom read it to me, and being terrified by the image of a rhythmically pulsating brain. I read the book several times throughout my life, most recently to my own children.And …

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Spider-man 2: Power, Responsibility, Identity (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 08)

Oh man, I realize I never posted last week\’s video here. So here\’s the belated 8th episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk: Spider-man 2: Power, Responsibility, Identity.In this episode, I talk about my favorite Spider-man movie (sorry, Homecoming), and how the film dramatizes an identity crisis.This identity crisis can help Christians think about our own …

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The Immortal Iron Fist: A Whitey Less Mighty

On Friday, Netflix will premier Iron Fist, the fourth in its successful franchise of Marvel Comics adaptations. Early reviews have not been positive, and critics continue to level against the show a concern raised since casting began: the series retains the source material’s use of the “mighty whitey” trope.“Mighty whitey” is a tongue-in-cheek way of …

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Something to Avenge: The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hero Problem

Richard Donner’s Superman: The Motion Picture (1977) and Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) may have already proven that moviegoers want to see superheroes on the screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been successful beyond expectation. Starting with 2008’s Iron Man, the MCU has been telling a large-scale story without precedent, spanning fourteen big-budget Disney feature …

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