Category: Television

Finding the Gospel in Game of Thrones

Unless you’re living under a rock (or the proverbial bushel), it’s impossible to have missed the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. Part fantasy epic, part prestige television, its controversial subject matter has made it a bit of a touchy...

/ July 14, 2017
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Why We Should Jettison the “Strong Female Character”

The trailer for the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was released last week. Following the success of the revival of the franchise in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, anticipation is unsurprisingly at a...

/ April 18, 2016
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The Redundancy of House of Cards

SPOILERS SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED THE SEASON STOP READING NOW

/ March 9, 2016

The Foolishness of Stephen Colbert

I’m pleased to publish Dustin Messer for the first time today at Mere Orthodoxy. A Boyce College graduate, Dustin served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bantam Journal at Covenant Theological Seminary before graduating from Covenant in 2014. He and his wife Whitney live in...

/ November 20, 2015
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When Grace “Fails”—The Music of Call the Midwife

The third episode of the first season of the BBC show Call the Midwife is about what we do when our attempts to love and show mercy to a person seem to fail. The first story in the episode concerns Nurse...

/ November 13, 2015
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A Faithless House–Religion in Fox’s “House”

Berny Belvedere is a professor of philosophy and a writer based in Miami, Florida. Follow him @bernybelvedere on Twitter. Check out more of his writings at www.belvyland.com. It’s a strange thing that over 177 episodes scattered across eight seasons Fox’s...

/ August 24, 2015
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The Narrow Vision of House of Cards

Spoilers below spoilers below do not blame me for spoiling it if you read this there are spoilers below. Ahem. Since the debut of House of Cards‘ third season last week the reviews have been a mostly consistent blend of...

/ March 4, 2015

3 Thoughts on Kindle Unlimited

I have a roundup on Amazon’s latest innovation over at Mere O Notes so if you’re wanting to learn more about Kindle Unlimited, start there. I. Our Technocratic Libertarianism While Mark Lilla is basically correct in saying that we live...

/ July 22, 2014

The Abolition of Walter White

In most ways, the debate regarding TV’s big four–The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men–will rage on as each team makes their case for why their show is superior. In many cases, this really will come down to individual taste....

/ August 9, 2013

Pedro at 40: How a Television Show Changed the Way a Generation Viewed LGBTQ Persons

Vote for Pedro My generation might best be defined as those who remember watching Pedro Zamora die of AIDS in our living rooms. If you’re not familiar with Pedro, he was an openly gay, HIV-positive castmember in the third season of...

/ July 19, 2013