Avatar is not Anti-Christian

The artistry of Avatar is not a threat to Christian belief, but it is a threat to arrogant assumptions about our own exclusive claims to truth, power, and wealth. Dig deeply enough and it becomes clear that it is in fact these desires which many people actually worship (after layering a veneer of Christianity over them). Unlike our fragile, human egos, the God of all creation is not threatened when we explore all of the possible permutations of that creation. Nor is God minimized when we seek to understand those who honor that creation in different ways. Continue reading

Thoughts After Reading and Seeing Watchmen

The violence of Watchmen is secondary to its deconstruction of the idea of heroes in literature and comics, and seeing it with our son allowed me the opportunity to discuss important questions of good and evil, fear and peace, and morality with him. Continue reading