Category: Theology

Fargo – Nice People or New Creation? (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 06)

Fargo – Nice People or New Creation? (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 06)

New Episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! After the season 3 finale of FX Network's Fargo series, we'll look back at the 1996 film that inspired the show. Fargo is famous for its portrayal of "Minnesota Nice," a system of manners that demands politeness, even to the point of absurdity. And things do get absurd, … Continue reading Fargo – Nice People or New Creation? (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 06)

“Hidden Figures – Imagine a New World” (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 05)

“Hidden Figures – Imagine a New World” (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 05)

A little later than I wanted, but here's the newest episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, we're looking at the 2016 historical drama Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures uses mathematics as a metaphor for imagining a different world, creating new math to advance the new science of space travel helps us think about … Continue reading “Hidden Figures – Imagine a New World” (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 05)

Twin Peaks’ Spiritual Warfare

Twin Peaks’ Spiritual Warfare

Because I'm a nerd who writes things on the internet, I am legally required to write something about Twin Peaks. So I did. For ThinkChristian, "Twin Peaks' Spiritual Warfare." Here's a little bit of it! Given Lynch’s signature use of dream logic, it’s neither useful nor satisfying to attempt a coherent statement about the metaphysics … Continue reading Twin Peaks’ Spiritual Warfare

Renewed Mind Movie Talk Episode 03 – Inside Out: Sanctified Sadness

Renewed Mind Movie Talk Episode 03 – Inside Out: Sanctified Sadness

New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, I look at the way the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out imagines the necessity of despair. Although nearly every children's movie tells viewers to believe in themselves if they want to find happiness, the 2015 Disney/Pixar Film Inside Out shifts this message. It not only offers … Continue reading Renewed Mind Movie Talk Episode 03 – Inside Out: Sanctified Sadness