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by George Scanlan - 2 weeks ago

Should the Church Embrace Kanye West?

Of the eight studio records that Kanye West has previously released, seven have gone “platinum.” Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 68 Grammy Awards, leading to 21 wins. From publicly criticizing President George W. Bush’s relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, to interrupting Taylor Swift’s Grammy acceptance speech, to scores of controversial tweets and comments, Kanye West’s public lif...

by George Scanlan - 1 month ago

Joker in Our Culture: Thoughts on the Film

More than likely, you’re aware that Joker is in theaters. Maybe the film’s marketing reached you. Or more likely, you read about it in the news. My local theater had to close their release screenings1 of it, a story that was featured in nation...

by George Scanlan - 1 month ago

Ad Astra: A Film Review

Ad Astra is a great film. It is not a teenager-targeted blockbuster space film that relies more on explosions, locker room humor, and sex appeal to hold the audience's attention. As relieving as mental “junk food” can be after a stressful day at school or work, this movie is not that. Ad Astra is at the opposite end of the spectrum, and that’s a good thing. This is a story about hurt people deali...

by George Scanlan - 1 year ago

"A Wrinkle in Time:" A Film Review

Below is a review on the newly released film, A Wrinkle in Time. There are spoilers included in the analysis of this film. A Wrinkle in Time has been controversial since before it was ever published. Author Madeleine L'Engle's manuscript was rejected by 26 publishing houses before Farrar, Straus, and Giroux decided to give it the green light. Since its initial publication in 1962, A ...

by George Scanlan - 1 year ago

A Film Review: "Annihilation"

The idea of existential nihilism couldn't be more opposed to my Biblical, Christian worldview. To think that everything we see and experience ultimately lacks purpose or significance is incredibly depressing and defeating. Why would we do anything? Why should we care? What's the point? It creates a vacuum of hope within a world that seems to be brimming with purpose. And it's also not what the Bible teaches. The B...