Recent Writings / Summer-Fall 2018

A collection of my publications from recent months

Beauty in the Tensions: Reflections on a Trip to South Africa (July 13, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Reflections on a recent trip to the beautiful nation of South Africa.

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What Hollywood Really Wants: Bible-Preaching Churches Unashamed of the Gospel (July 18, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

An interview with Jeremy Treat, pastor at Reality L.A.

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What Hollywood Really Wants: Bible-Preaching Churches Unashamed of the Gospel (July 18, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

An interview with Jeremy Treat, pastor at Reality L.A.

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Lessons for the Church from ‘Recovery Boys’ (July 20, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of the new Netflix documentary about opioid addiction and recovery.

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The Beauty of Complementarity Goes Beyond Gender (July 28, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Theological reflections on the ordered cosmos of binaries—man and woman, light and dark, land and sea, etc.

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‘Eighth Grade’ and the Horror of Being Unknown (August 3, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of Bo Burnham’s horrifyingly awkward look at life in junior high.

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‘Christopher Robin’ and Summer’s End (August 11, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Reflections on transience, late summer, and Winnie-the-Pooh.

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‘Christopher Robin’ and Summer’s End (August 11, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Reflections on late summer, Dylan Thomas, and Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Justice for Adolf Eichmann in ‘Operation Finale’ (August 29, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of a new film about the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann.

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The Christ-like Gaze in Film (September 8, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Three aesthetic suggestions that might help ostensibly “Christian” films feel a little bit more Christ-like.

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‘The Great British Baking Show’ and the Good of (Local) Culture (September 17, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

On delighting in food and the gift of cultural specificity.

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Faith and Facebook in ‘God Friended Me’ (September 28, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of the new CBS show about belief, unbelief, and a sovereign God.

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What Is ‘Smallfoot’ Saying About Faith and Science? (October 2, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of the animated film that has religion and science on its mind.

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8 Ways to Battle ‘Comfort Idolatry’ (October 5, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

Inspired by my book Uncomfortable, tips for how to attack comfort idolatry in our lives and churches.

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Why ‘The Tree of Life’ Is the Best Christian Film Ever Made (October 23, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A lengthy, in-depth analysis of the extended version of Malick’s masterpiece.

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‘Gosnell’ Is This Halloween’s Most Horrifying Film (October 25, 2018, The Gospel Coalition)

A review of the new film about the true-crime story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.