Think Christian: A Christian Defense of Horror

If you spend enough time on this site, you’ll see that I’m a Christian who loves horror movies. Not everyone gets that, which I understand — horror movies are all about evoking fear, and the basic message of Christianity can be boiled down to “fear not.” But I also believe that learning to move past…

Think Christian: Jesusfreak‘s Butt-Kicking Christ

When I was 12 years old, the Gandhi II bit from UHF was the funniest thing in the world. Most everything in UHF is still funny to 40-year-old me, but the Gandhi II bit seems a little easy: take a peaceful historical figure and make him an action hero. Jesusfreak, the new comic from Image…

Think Christian: “Costuming in Christ”

There’s a lot of awfulness in nerd culture right now. Not only are my fellow old white male geeks trying to exclude women and people of culture, but #MeToo is revealing sexual abuse to be just as rampant there as it is in other subcultures. But during a recent trip to HeroesCon in Charlotte, I…