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Posted inReligion

Fireproof: Making Love Out of Nothing At All.

Reading Time: 8 minutes This movie echoes something I myself was taught as a young fundamentalist: that by doing loving things, one can create loving feelings in oneself and inspire loving feelings in a target. In other words, just like the old song by Air Supply put it, we were taught that we could make love out of nothing at all.

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“Left Behind”‘s Grand Disguise.

Reading Time: 10 minutes This reboot of Left Behind is actually an imitation of a bog-standard disaster-on-a-plane movie.

But even in its attempt to slavishly imitate a specific genre of movies Americans got tired of in the 1980s, it couldn’t come anywhere near the quality and enjoyability of another take on the genre: 1980’s Airplane.

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Rapture Night: Party Over, Oops, Out of Time

Reading Time: 11 minutes I’ve written about the 1988 Rapture scare that I went through as a teenager, the one that scared me into joining a Pentecostal church, but I want to mention briefly what it was like for me to be a teenager during a Rapture scare because I think we’ve kind of forgotten the harm that these […]

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