Recent Writings / Spring 2018

A collection of my publications from recent months

WILL #METOO CAUSE . HOLLYWOOD TO RETHINK ITS VIEWS ON SEX? (JANUARY 16, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

An essay on the #MeToo movement and the hypocrisy of Hollywood

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4 WAYS NETFLIX PERPETUATES MODERN ANXIETIES (FEBRUARY 1, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

An essay on how Netflix embodies and perpetuates some of the anxieties of our secular age.

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TOTAL DEPRAVITY AND GOSPEL HOPE IN ‘HOSTILES’ (FEBRUARY 16, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of the Christian Bale western, Hostiles

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SING YOUR HEART OUT AT CHURCH (EVEN IF YOU HATE THE MUSIC) (FEBRUARY 23, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

Reflections on church worship when it's not a style you like

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NEW CBS SITCOM ‘LIVING BIBLICALLY’ BRINGS FAITH TO PRIMETIME (FEBRUARY 26, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of the new CBS sitcom Living Biblically

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IN DEFENSE OF IRRELEVANT FILMS (MARCH 6, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

Reflections on Phantom Thread, 2018 Oscar nominated films, and art that lasts

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A SUPERNATURAL NATURE DOCUMENTARY: ‘THE RIOT AND THE DANCE’ (MARCH 15, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of the N.D. Wilson nature documentary, The Riot and the Dance

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gaining by losing (MARCH 31, 2018, world)

An excerpt from Uncomfortable, for WORLD Magazine

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‘CHAPPAQUIDDICK’ AND THE TEMPTATION OF SELF-PRESERVATION (APRIL 6, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of the new film about Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick

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‘COME SUNDAY,’ ‘THE HERETIC,’ AND THE SAD STORIES OF ‘REBEL’ PASTORS (APRIL 15, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review essay of two recent films about pastors-turned-universalists Rob Bell and Carlton Pearson

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The Local Church as a Counterculture (April 17, 2018, 9Marks journal)

An article for 9Marks Journal exploring four aspects of the Christian church's countercultural identity

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PASTOR, DON'T AVOID UNCOMFORTABLE TOPICS (MAY 8, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A plea to pastors to not avoid preaching about difficult but necessary biblical topics

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‘The Rider’ Shows the Dignity of Work and Weakness (MAY 19, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of Chloé Zhao's beautiful docu-fiction film, The Rider

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‘First Reformed’: 2018’s Most Thought-Provoking Film So Far (June 7, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of Paul Schrader's master film about contemporary Christianity, First Reformed

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Mister Rogers Made Goodness Attractive. So Should We. (June 8, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A review of the Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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How One Tech Entrepreneur Starts Gospel Conversations in the Business World (June 11, 2018, THE GOSPEL COALITION)

A profile of Fishermen Labs founder Eden Chen

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How push notifications are reshaping our lives, relationships, and communication (June 2018, light Magazine)

An article on the theology of push notifications, for Light Magazine