Category Archives: Christianity

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES This is two weeks late, because “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) is a classic low-budget fright fest often televised at Halloween. Don Knotts plays his Barney-Fife self: Luther Heggs is a 98-pound wimp who boasts … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES

BACK TO THE FUTURE   In probably the best-ever time-travel movie, Marty McFly rides the DeLorean back to 1955 and happens to make an offhand encouraging remark to his now teenaged and aimless dad. “You know, George, you can do … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “Dangerous Passage”

Finely nuanced novels written within a Christian framework are few and far between; this one by Lisa Harris is a choice find. Her crime story is well-told; she knows the field of police detective work cold. The story is compelling … Continue reading

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The World Will Stand Back in Wonder

Yesterday’s Randy Roberts sermon (Dare to Be a Daniel) eloquently touched on one of my favorite themes: how a life of quiet, winsome eloquence can touch the whole planet. Here’s my all-time best illustration of how an obedient Christian’s life … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Redeeming Love”

“Redeeming Love” has achieved bestseller status, and any reader with spiritual sensibilities will quickly sense why. Rivers is one of the true masters of Christian fiction, and this is probably her best book. (I’ve read three in the past six … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Her Mother’s Hope”

It’s easy to see why Francine Rivers is an undisputed master in the genre of Christian historical fiction. This semiautobiographical story is a sprawling saga covering half a century and two continents and a pair of troubled protagonists. The writing … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: “Miracles From Heaven”

I’m encouraged by the recent uptick in traffic for Christian-themed films, and the success of movie projects by Sherwood Baptist Church and Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films division. So here’s my positive review for the currently playing Miracles From Heaven. I … Continue reading

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