The binge-worthy fan favorite Stranger Things has hit screens again for a second season, to a great deal of fanfare. And while this season does not contain as many allusions to faith, it does contain some valuable themes related to community.
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Logan talks with Nate Sala of A Clear Lens about whether and how Christians should engage with the horror genre. Logan also gives brief reviews of Suburbicon, Loving Vincent, and Stranger Things Season Two, as well as some Bible talk from Philippians 4:8.
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2016 has been an interesting and volatile year. The year’s unconventional politics notwithstanding, it’s also been a year full of surprises and disappointments in the pop culture sphere. 2016 broke the previous year’s records for box office sales, showing that the culture is just as invested in story as it has ever been, if not more so. In a spirit of looking back at the year’s high and low points, here are our top ten posts from the year.
The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities. But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose. Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.