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The Iron Giant: A Movie Review

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant was created as The Iron Man, a sci-fi novel by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. The original setting for this science fiction fairy tale was rural England. However, the film adaptation takes place in Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. This is at the beginning of the space race and at the height of Cold War tensions between the ...

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The Scary Truth About How We Lost All Sense Of Truth


It’s not a stretch in any sense to say that our postmodern world no longer believes in absolute truth. Objective knowledge and absolute truth are long since gone. Fragmentation, multi-culturalism, and rejection of any overarching meaning are now culturally normal assumptions. In essence, truth is “truth” for the moment. It becomes “truth” for this group of people or that group ...

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Casablanca: Movie Review


The year is 1941. The place is Casablanca in French Morocco. Casablanca is a stepping-stone for immigrants fleeing enslaved Europe for the freedom of America. But the passage is expensive and often dangerous. Casablanca: An Overview The film’s protagonist is Rick Blaine, the cynical, hard-boiled owner of a popular nightclub. Rick is an isolationist: “I stick my neck out for ...

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Why Almost Everyone Is Dead Wrong About Socialism


Socialists are not against property as such; they are generally hostile to private property, and they transfer all or most property rights to the state. Rousas J. Rushdoony, Law and Liberty (1977) 19th century critics warned that under a regime of comprehensive socialism the ordinary citizen would be confronted with the worst of all imaginable tyrannies. Richard M. Ebeling, “Why Socialism Is ...

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The Manly Art Of Poetry

the manly art of poetry

Since the world began, mankind has written poetry largely for four or maybe five reasons: to speak to or for God, to celebrate or deplore battle, to express romantic affection and desire, to pass on wisdom and advice, or to entertain with a story.  Scripture gives us examples of each of these.  And with very few exceptions, the writers were ...

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Movie Review: The Secret Of Kells

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells (2009) is the story of Brendan, a young monk. Brendan’s heart and imagination are captured by a famous, special book. Other monks say that it turns darkness into light. But Brendan’s uncle, the abbot of Kells, forbids Brendan to work on the book. To the abbot, the threat of a Viking invasion is more important than ...

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Movie Review: Kubo And The Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is a stop-motion animated movie created by Studio Laika. As a children’s fantasy story, it draws heavily from Buddhist myth. It distances itself from God’s universe but still draws on themes key to God’s story, such as love and sacrifice. As with all pagan worldviews, viewers will see no hope of resurrection or redemption. The story ...

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Audio Learning Can Make Your Kids Better Writers

audio learning

People frequently place far too little emphasis on helping kids to become great writers and audio learning can help tremendously. The mechanics of writing, such as grammar, reading, vocabulary, and spelling, all get a lot of attention. However, dynamic writing often gets shoved to the wayside. Teachers and parents often don’t understand how much they can accomplish through teaching children ...

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Measuring Our Responsibilities In This World By Using God’s Word As Our Ultimate Standard

Measuring Our Responsibilities According To Jesus Jesus speaks to the principle of measuring our responsibilities and its connection to stewardship several times in His parables.  In Luke 12, for example, He describes a good steward, one who, in his master’s absence, faithfully administers his estate.  Jesus promises that such a steward will receive a rich reward:  “Truly, I say unto ...

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