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Oct 2017

We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that. – Christof in The Truman Show Why do movies about escaping from an illusory universe, of recapturing the humanity of free will, seem to resonate with us so much? Truman Burbank lives in a world that revolves around him….

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Mar 2014

On Saturday night, March 29th, The Fourhundred will present a special Maker’s Series edition of Film and Theology with a screening of Nathan Clarke’s Wrestling for Jesus. This 2011 documentary follows Timothy Blackmon, a compelling and fractured man, driven to use his passion for wrestling to evangelize for Jesus. Throughout his struggles, we see a…

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Jan 2013

“Maybe it’s time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day…” In 2005, Director Christopher Nolan introduced us to the city of man, Gotham City. He focused on one of its residents, who longed to defy the corruption and sin he saw plaguing his city. This man would become…

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Sep 2012

Substitution. Love. Sacrifice. Courage. Themes not only found in the Gospel, but in Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. In this modern retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur, we are introduced to characters like Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark, who at first glance seems to embody these qualities, yet their own self-interest…

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May 2012

Before you go see The Avengers this weekend, asks yourself what it means to not only be “born again” into a new singular identity, but what it means to become part of a family? What does it mean to come to love that family? What does it mean to understand that sense of mission and purpose, both to each other, and to the world?

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Sep 2011

The human heart is an idol factory that takes good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turns them into ultimate things. Our hearts deify them as the center of our lives, because, we think, they can give us significance and security, safety and fulfillment, if we attain them. – Timothy…

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Jul 2011

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity and the exaltation of humanity – Philip Brooks, Puritan, from Vintage Jesus History is filled with men who would be gods…but only one God who would be man. – John Woodbridge, Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School To [Jesus…

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Jul 2011

“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?” Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on…

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Jun 2011

The Bible tells a story that is the story, the story of which our human life is a part. It is not that stories are part of human life, but that human life is part of a story. – Lesslie Newbigin in The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission. My wife and I sat down…

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