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Science Corner: S-U-C-C-E-S… Leave off the Last ‘S’ for Science!

Even if science isn’t your thing, the very practical insights and tips are relevant to any situation where you are communicating with people who understand the world differently from yourself. For example, the advice seems just as applicable to the challenge of clarifying misconceptions about the Bible.Read more…

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Science Corner: Pluto’s Even Goofier than We Thought

We infer a lot about God’s nature from the regularity of the sun. . . . Yet it’s starting to seem as if that kind of behavior is, if not rare, then at least not the only significant paradigm. . . . given all the unpredictable behavior in nature right here, what sort of theology should we have here on Earth?Read more…

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Science in Review: Playing God

There is much to enjoy about Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it touches on a number of themes worthy of further exploration. Astonishing visuals do a lot of narrative heavy lifting; the action choreography reveals a lot about the characters and their relationships. Consequently, the film has plenty of opportunities to share what’s on its mind. And apparently, that’s God.Read more…

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When the Lights Go Down: Movie Review as Christian Practice

Early in my teaching vocation, I began to train students how to watch movies and how to write movie reviews. Since the early 1990s, classes have watched full-length feature films; interactive responses followed. . . . If you asked my former students now what they remember about my classes then, they would smile and say, “He ruined watching movies for me forever.”Read more…