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

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    January 23, 2016 by Devin

    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


    January 6, 2016 by Devin

    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


    December 31, 2015 by Devin

    (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


    December 3, 2015 by Devin

    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)


    November 6, 2015 by Devin

    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


    October 8, 2015 by Devin

    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

    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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