Also: Peter Jackson and the “Hobbit” movies, engineers vs. programmers, and the impossibility of interstellar travel.
Also: Technology and dead relatives, Stephen King vs. Stanley Kubrick, midnight movies, creatio ex nihilo, and Ms. Marvel.
Reading: Comic Book Theology, Evangelion, Sexual Abuse in the Bible, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Christian Expansion, & More
Also: Alien civilizations, musical nostalgia, revisiting classic Christian albums, video games as digital literature, social media darkness, music’s ongoing devaluation, and removing advertising’s influence.
Also: Bernie Sanders, the coddling of the American mind, Kendrick Lamar’s spirituality, Kim Davis, Doctor Who, and Superman’s new relevance.
Reading: Dead Can Dance’s Origins, Internet Outrage, Bill Cosby, Penn & Teller, Mad Max, the Death of the Universe & more
Also: Planned Parenthood, building Minas Tirith, the state of web design, atheists and Christian rock, and more.
Reading: Arrested Development & Biblical Hermeneutics, Fatherhood & The Flash, Gawker’s Implosion, Apple Music & more
Also: Discernment blogs, Planned Parenthood, the search for alien life, ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,’ and H.P. Lovecraft’s ongoing relevance.
Reading: Jim Gaffigan, Submarine Life, Metalhead Kids, Reimagining Final Fantasy VII, 50 Years of Dune & more
Also: Living a life of sacrifice, crazy VHS cover art, ‘Bloom County’ returns, porn gets even sadder in virtual reality, J.R.R. Tolkien discusses marriage, and Flash must die.
Reading: Charleston & the Confederate Flag, Christopher Lee, mewithoutYou, the IKEA Church, Punk Rock Sells Out & More
Also: Terrible dads in fiction, DuckDuckGo, and more Charleston-related links.
Reading: Mad Max, The Declining Winter, The Flash, Poor Old Lu and The Prayer Chain, Dangerous Family Films & more
Also: The elitism of the current technology boom, ‘Daredevil,’ Sufjan Stevens and broken love, and biblical hermeneutics with Terrence Malick.
Monkess the Homunculus celebrates friendship and adventure and the entire mystery of life.
Reading: Pillars of Eternity and Social Justice, Daredevil’s Catholicism, Sixpence None The Richer, Apple Watch & More
Also: Doxxing and shaming those you hate, a new approach to birth control, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ mewithoutYou’s new album, offensive celebrities, and loving/hating Medium.
Reading: Christ and Pop Culture, Faith & Family Films, Perd Hapley, Kendrick Lamar, Martial Arts Comedy, and More
Also: Getting offended at college, thoughtful communication, evangelical fiction’s hypocrisy, surviving movie bar fights, and more.
Reading: Kanye West, “Blurred Lines,” Bill Watterson, CIA iPhone Hacking, DuckTales, Loving Uncool Songs, and More
Also: The trouble with David Bazan, website URLs suck, Japanese web design trends, super-pricey vinyl, the right way to read Narnia, and fixing Spotify.
Reading: Mr. Spock RIP, Agent Carter, Power Rangers Go Dark, Synth-Pop Primer, Celebrating Husker Football, and More
Also, celebrating ‘M*A*S*H,’ the nerdiness of ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the mix tape’s legacy, and more.
Reading: “Chrindie” Music, Sufjan Stevens, Protecting Kids from Porn, Parks and Recreation, Coptic Martyrs, and more
Also: Jeffrey Overstreet discusses prayer songs, transhumanism as gnosticism, and more.
Reading: Farewell Jon Stewart, American Horror Story, Marvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet” Saga, ISIS and American History, and Shamed on Social Media
Also: The music industry’s production tricks, crowdsourcing’s fatal flaw, Tarkovskian video games, Kendrick Lamar’s new single, adoption, a better Facebook community, and more.
Reading: Newsweek vs. The Bible, “Mid-Reputable” TV, Vaccines, Star Trek, Kendrick Lamar, Political Correctness & More
Also: The design flaws of the U.S.S. Enterprise, sci-fi background, Facebook’s inadvertent cruelty, and some bonus links.
Reading: The Sony Hack, Dick Cheney & Torture, Christ and Pop Culture, Isao Takahata, Blackbirds & More
Also: The ethics of technological artifacts, a Studio Ghibli artwork gallery, and lots of cool military tech and tactics.
Reading: Slowdive’s Reunion, James Bond, Google+, Facts vs. Narratives in Journalism, Sweden’s Pop Legacy & More
Also: Christmas music, the Internet and our own sinfulness, Guardians of the Galaxy, and real life superheroes.
Reading: Critiquing Anonymous, Washing the Dead, 4AD Essentials, Celebrating Nebraska, Thanksgiving Politics & More
Also: Tired of introverts, think before you post kid photos, essential 4AD songs, outer space, learning from Satanists, Spirited Away’s beauty, and secular responses to sacred art.