‘Electric Jesus’: The Christian Rock Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

by John Ellis Christian contemporary music (CCM) didn’t play much of a role in my formative years. My parents, youth pastors, and teachers all believed that there was no real difference between “real” rock and CCM; if Bob Jones University banned it, it was banned in my home, church, and Christian school, even if the … Continue reading ‘Electric Jesus’: The Christian Rock Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

‘The Walking Dead’ and Christianity: Morality Did Not Evolve

“If we humans are simply biological bundles of phenomenally experienced pain and pleasure that constitute happiness and unhappiness, why be obliged to maximize general happiness?”[1] Christian Smith by John Ellis Herbert Spencer’s famed Darwinian maxim “survival of the fittest” has proven quite problematic for secularists/materialists, not to mention problematic for the general well-being of civilization. … Continue reading ‘The Walking Dead’ and Christianity: Morality Did Not Evolve

Emilia Clarke’s Confession Should Make It Clear: Christians Should Not Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

by John Ellis Over the last few years, I’ve been disappointed by the number of Christians who believe that there is nothing wrong with watching Game of Thrones. Two years ago, I was astounded at the responses elicited by Kevin DeYoung’s article “I Don’t Understand Christians Watching Game of Thrones.” The article ran on The … Continue reading Emilia Clarke’s Confession Should Make It Clear: Christians Should Not Watch ‘Game of Thrones’