Tuesday, May 29, 2018

We Have a Twitter!

There is not a lot there yet ... but we have joined the Twitterverse.

Follow us @DorknessToLight

Over time, more stuff will appear on that feed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Graphic Novel Review

The Illustrated Gospel - Searching for Truth, by Tim Chaffey, with art by  Colin Dyer.

The premise is of the comic is simple: A group of college students discuss the content of their religious studies class. The students come from different religious backgrounds, and the discussions are adequately realistic.

The book does break away from this narrative on occasion for discussions of inerrancy and prophetic fulfillment, but these serve as brief and informative breaks.

One of the characters faces a serious trauma, which brings them to a point of crisis. This is a standard of Evangelical storytelling, and this book adds nothing new to this trope. But it does a reasonably good job at taking that typical story point and doing something interesting with it.

Like many similar stories in the genre, the primary point of this is not to tell a compelling dramatic story. The point is to present the Gospel message, and it does that well. The story is fine, albeit predictable.

Despite being published by Answers in Genesis (our copy was purchased at the Creation Museum, fyi), the book is surprisingly free of Young Earth or overly fundamentalist concepts. The evangelical "altar call" in the story is blunt and clear, but the book does avoid some of the thornier theological issues. Which is a good thing.

The book can be purchased here, through Amazon.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Podcast Suggestion: Two Geek Soup

Another show has joined the More Than One Lesson family of podcasts, which promotes "movie talk for the discerning Christian."

Two Geek Soup, hosted by John Viinalass and a revolving crew of co-hosts, has spent it first 20 episodes looking at all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, they have delivered an entertaining and thought-provoking look at these popular, popcorn flicks, finding illuminating and insightful things to say about each one.

I am looking forward to what films or franchises the podcast will take on next.