The Gospel According to Wonder Woman?

As we close out a week commemorating the release of Wonder Woman on DVD/Blu-Ray, here is a blog from Tripp Hudgins over at Ministry Matters. “When all our heroes are male, we need to stop and ask ourselves what we’re missing … what part of humanity is being silenced.” Read more here. Advertisements

The Complicated Theology of Wonder Woman

This post is a link to a talk given by Dr. Elizabeth Coody of Iliff School of Theology in Denver Colorado. “Even before the new movie broke box office records and charmed the world this summer, Wonder Woman was an icon for feminism. She has a set of values in the film that closely approximates…

Wonder Woman and Transhumanism

To further commemorate the release of Wonder Woman this week on DVD/Blu-Ray, here is piece by Christopher Benek: “Wonder Woman is an enhanced being with superhuman, god-like powers compared to the other people she encounters. Accordingly, in the film, she is faced with a very real transhumanist dilemma. On one hand, she can become a supervillain…

Wonder Woman: A Divine Feminine Myth for our Time

In honor of Wonder Woman coming to DVD/Blu-Ray this week, check out this article by Dr. Christy Sim. “I explained how important it is to find, create, and celebrate divine images reflecting women’s experience alongside those considered more common to a masculine experience. I claimed the reason it is so crucial to include metaphors of the…

Wonder Woman: Facing the Darkness, Embracing Her Gifts

[Wonder Woman is being released on DVD/Blu-Ray tomorrow! To celebrate, we are presenting a week of related Wonder Woman blogs reflecting on this superhero movie milestone, starting with a previous post by Stephanie Pacheco] By Stephanie Pacheco Wonder Woman is a thematic knock out as Diana encounters the reality of evil and chooses to keep…

God and the Neighbor in The Revenant

By Sam Bennett Traditionally, God is explanation’s resting point, since God and his cause are the same. However, God leads two lives: first as an object (as something real), then, more certainly, as an idea. Descartes observed, “I am a thinking thing, and possess an idea of God within me”, and from here he considered…

Oikos and Idolatry in Spider-Man: Homecoming

From over at Christ and Pop Culture. “For most of us most of the time, there will be little tension between our call to our biological families and our status within God’s household. But that status does mean that we cannot in good faith pledge to do anything for our families. In all honesty, I…

Gods and the Gospel, Culture and Time

By Robert C. Thomas “Evangelization is a process of bringing the gospel to people where they are, not where you would like them to be.” (Donovan, xii) How can a religion survive outside the land of its birth, and what happens to a religion if it does survive being transplanted in this way? Whether it’s…

Watching ‘Blade Runner’ in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Part two of Leah Schade’s Blade Runner blog series from EcoPreacher. “In that moment, Roy becomes a Christ-like figure, his hand reminiscent of Jesus’s own hand nailed to the cross. The crucifixion was a saving act. And Roy’s stunning last act – saving Deckard when he did not at all deserve saving – was a powerful…

When God Leaves It Unresolved: The Problem with Cliffhangers

From the good people over at Mockingbird. This seemed fitting in light of Jack Holloway’s piece on Fantasia 2000 earlier this week about waiting for the unresolved redemption of creation for which we groan. “And, in the Romans 8 passage, Paul describes a world living in the hope that Jesus Christ did do something. The cross,…

Fantasia 2000 and the Redemption of Creation

By Jack Holloway One of the most beautiful sequences in the history of animation comes from Fantasia 2000, the sequel to the 1940 Disney classic Fantasia, both consisting of animated features set to classical music. [This article contains spoilers. Do yourself a favor and go watch this on Netflix before you finish reading!] The finale of Fantasia…