The Artist: A Film Review and Reflection

Self-reflective storytelling can be clever and effective, or it can become self-conscious and overly serious. The Artist (2012), a silent film set in 1927 and focusing on the career of a silent-film star confronted with the new wave of ‘talkies’, is a marvelous example of self-reflection done right. As I write this, it’s an Academy […]

Literary Apologetics Reading List: Beowulf

Earlier, I defined “literary apologetics” as the work of exploring Christian ideas through great literature. I don’t consider the creative act of writing to be doing apologetics, for the simple reason that if an author is thinking about doing apologetics, he’s probably doing a bad job of the primary, central work that he’s called by […]