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Church Goes Missing: Little Women’s Critique of U.S. Christianity

“Charlotte Allen asks where the Christian faith is in Little Women. The 2019 Little Women film may not have the explicit references or the pedagogical morality of earlier iterations of the novel, but Greta Gerwig has turned this question to the church – where is the Christian faith and praxis in the church and in Christians?”

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Jesus role “daunting” says Ewan McGregor

Starring as both Jesus and Lucifer in “Last Days in the Desert,” a film by Colombian director Rodrigo Garcia, Ewan McGregor was “a little freaked out” at the prospect of portraying Yeshua, but hopes he has done justice to Christian theology. “It’s daunting to be approaching a piece of work where you’re playing Jesus Christ, very daunting. It took up most of my thoughts in terms of the two characters.”

McGregor read extensively in preparation for filming.

“Many of the most recent books were trying to disprove […]

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‘Ex Machina’ … robotic humanity or misogyny?

By Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster

The title comes from a Latin phrase, deus ex machina, that referred to god from a machine and originated in Greek drama.

A computer search engine mogul (Oscar Isaac) is a computer whiz. He’s invited his top programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to his secretive hideaway to evaluate a robot (Alicia Vikander) he’s created and how advanced its artificial intelligence is. It seems simple enough. Star Trek Next Generation fans will recall an episode (The Measure of a […]

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