• The City Winter 2015

    Atheists Have No Problem of Evil , but They Have a Bigger One

    Jerry L. Walls The problem of evil” is a loaded phrase. For one thing , it is packed with emotional freight owing to the fact that the phrase calls to mind some of the most hotly contested battles in both historical and contemporary philosophy. It has long been the favorite weapon in the atheists’ arsenal, …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: Room

    I had planned to see Risen and Race on February 19, but I decided it was time to start working on those nasty income tax forms.  Part of my decision was made easier by the discovery that the theater had cancelled many of its weekend showings in order to make room for showings of all ten of the Oscar …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: Deadpool

    I wasted my Saturday morning on February 13 with one of the worst films in my recent memory.  I was shocked when I learned later that Deadpool (or Dead Pool) set box office records.  I had been warned that it was bad, but I had no idea how awful it would be. it’s R rating is an understatement; NC-17 would be too …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week: Hail, Caesar! and Broklyn

    I can’t say that I was overwhelmed by the films I saw on February 6.  I started with the latest Coen brothers comedy, Hail, Caesar!, but it was than a triumph.  The story is a send-up of the movie studio system in the early 1950s as well as of several popular genres of the time. Much of the …

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  • Doctoral Robe

    President Sloan To Teach Comprehensive Online Bible Study

    Houston Baptist University is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources and WORDsearch Bible with B&H Academic to bring you The HBU Certificate of Study, The Story of the Bible. This is a comprehensive study of the Bible, beginning, middle, and ending taught by HBU President Robert B. Sloan, Jr., and also features Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston, …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: The Finest Hours

    Anyone who suffers from mal de mer should stay far, far away from The Finest Hours; if, however, you enjoy the disasters-at-sea genre, you will enjoy this one.  I saw it in IMAX and there were times when I felt disoriented; I fear that much of the impact will be diluted on a small screen. The story takes place …

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  • The City Winter 2015

    The Gospel as a Good Catastrophe: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Literary Apologetics

    By Ordway Here is a seeming paradox : J.R .R . Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings does not mention Christ, the church, the Bible, or even God anywhere in its pages; yet it is deeply and profoundly Christian. The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy, peopled with elves and dwarves, hobbits and wizards, an …

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