Liberation Theology in Black Panther

By Corey Patterson Marvel Studios’ film Black Panther blends superhero action, drama, thriller, and a variety of other genres in an unforgettable film experience. Unlike the previous stand-alone Marvel pieces, this story explores the societal and cultural factors that shape the titular character, T’challa a.k.a. Black Panther. One of the most prominent themes found in…

Not Your Mother’s “Wonder Woman”: A Feminist Review

A great piece by Leah D. Schade over at EcoPreacher. “As I watched Wonder Woman not only withstand every weapon launched against her, but inspire her comrades to rise and join her, I thought of the legendary Deborah from the Bible’s book of Judges.  Like the Hebrew warrior-prophetess, Wonder Woman is the only one brave…

Reassessing Religion through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

An excellent piece from Red Letter Christians. “Yet, in the fog of Margaret Atwood’s story, I realized that I was being sexualized, just in a different way. I walked to my dorm, Houghton Hall. As a resident, I was called a ‘Houghton Heifer.’ I always thought that the name was put on us because of…

When Chance Took Us to Church: The Problem With (White) Liberal Neutrality

A complement to the piece on Monday from And Philosophy. “Chance has given us a ‘chance’ to reflect upon unquestioned secularity of mainstream culture. Rather than rejecting religion outright in a zero-sum contest between the secular and the religious, maybe we can acknowledge, appreciate, and reflect on the religious resources of liberation that have meant…