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Influencers: (Online) princes and (real-life) paupers

"Influencers pay double.": With one message an ice cream shop owner ignited a whole conversation about the role and utility of influencers in modern society
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The Expanse: Big sci-fi tackles bigger questions

As "The Expanse" nears its conclusion, Ryan Stanton looks back on the theology and philosophy of one of the last decade's most interesting science fiction stories.
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The Apostle Boba

Star Wars fans might be surprised to find similarities between anti-hero character Boba Fett—the lead in the Disney+ series Book of Boba Fett—and a man who walked along the Road to Damascus thousands of years ago.
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Succession, The Great and why it’s good to be bad

Why do we love to watch bad people in the media we consume? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself more and more over...
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“In the beginning…”: Marvel’s Eternals presents a new creation myth

Eternals is the latest film in the MCU, and it is dividing critics and fans alike. Ryan Stanton examines the messages at its core in greater depth.
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Maid Review: Netflix series tackles big issues to big success

Maid is the latest miniseries from Netflix to tackle some heavy topics around family violence and alcoholism. Jarrod Stackelroth examines why it's so successful
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Should we try to understand? Nitram review

Controversial Australian film Nitram spends most of its runtime seeking to understand Port Arthur shooter Martin Bryant. Is the subject matter too sensitive or too soon?
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Kanye West, Donda and the Question of Christian Art

Kanye's newest album, Donda, has recieved mixed reviews from many. . . but like most art, it reveals deeper meanings when examined.
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Dune and the big picture

How Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster Dune parallels the real-world relationship between religion, politics and science.
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The Harrowing of Hell asks: Who was Jesus?

In Evan Dahm's "The Harrowing of Hell", Jesus is presented in a light that may be unfamiliar to some. Ryan Stanton explains why this version of Jesus aligns with his perspective on the Bible.
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ABBA, 40 years on: A return with conflict feelings

For many, the announcement of ABBA's imminent reuinion album brought a wave of nostalgia—but is the constant pining for the way things work actually a harmful attitude to have?
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Will Afghanistan become a hotbed for international terrorism?

In recent weeks, Afghanistan has become a tender spot for the whole world. The Taliban’s new and newly offensive rise to power is a...