1. That Dragon, Cancer: When Prayer Doesn’t Work

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    January 23, 2016 by Devin

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    Spoiler warning: I will be talking extensively about the final scene of That Dragon, Cancer. I remember leading a Bible study on …
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  2. Dear College Student Who Is Against Free Tuition

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    January 6, 2016 by Devin

    This is just going to be my teaching picture. Expect this frequently on school posts.

    So, I ran across this article in my newsfeed recently, and rather than comment on it, I decided to spare …
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  3. The Force Awakens, and Its Complicated Relationship With Lucas

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    December 31, 2015 by Devin

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    (Spoiler warning) I believe I am at the point where I can honestly say that while I think the film …
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  4. How Jessica Jones is Actually Mature

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    December 3, 2015 by Devin

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    Jessica Jones does not just throw in difficult content in as window dressing; it weaves in this conflict and builds the story around it to approach this subject in a way that explores all the consequences and implications.

  5. Finding Meaning in Movies (and Why the Pixar Theory is Terrible)

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    November 6, 2015 by Devin

    "You... are... a... metaphor!"

    The flaw students often make in understanding literary analysis is that because adhering to the literal truth of the text is not as important, any interpretation is just as good as the other one because what does it really mean anyway? However, to paraphrase Richard Rohr, literal truth is the lowest form of truth. In this scenario, what a text is is so much less important than what a text means.

  6. Ray Comfort, Moral Relativity, and Why His Good Intentions Aren’t Helping Anyone

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    October 8, 2015 by Devin

    Comfort, do we need to talk about consent again?

    Ray Comfort released a new film where he argues why his good intentions matter

  7. How Modern Romance Avoids Dating Book Pitfalls

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    September 17, 2015 by Devin

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    How Aziz Ansari and a team of sociologists wrote a dating book that avoided the most common error of dating books.

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