Christian circles largely know The Epic of Gilgamesh in terms of comparison. The story does act as something of a parallel to the biblical story of Noah, albeit with important differences – the gods regret sending the flood, and they were not unanimous in saving the Noah figure, Utnapishtim. But the story taken in its whole is saying something more interesting, something close to the heart of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes.
Typically, Christians roll their eyes, heave a sigh, or start building up steam when an atheist or agnostic starts talking about Christianity. Why, then, is an agnostic psychologist met with praise and fascination?
Batman writer Tom King has an excellent grasp on what makes Batman an interesting character underneath the cowl. But what of tackling The Dark Knight’s mightiest foes?
Les Misérables is a very old book, written to a very old political context. How appropriate, then, that it is still exactly the thing we need to hear.
Rebounding from a poorly received first season, the Marvel/Netflix collaboration Iron Fist turns out a stronger outing, with pervading themes of addiction and recovery.
Although utilizing a church setting and speaking of environmentalism, First Reformed is actually about neither of those things.
Culture bites is a regular feature at Cross Culture where we examine current events, their cultural significance, and suggest a response for Christians. Feel free to give your own feedback in the comments, and discuss how Christians might analyze these events from a biblical worldview.