In God’s Good Time – An Analysis of Steins;Gate (Part 1)

We’re excited to introduce the first post in a three-part guest series by James, a research associate with the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. He writes regularly at their website, tifwe.org, and a sample of his work can be found here. He wrote a series for us about the visual novel Planetarian in September 2014, so… Read More In God’s Good Time – An Analysis of Steins;Gate (Part 1)

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christians as Black Rock Shooters, Kiritsugu’s Wish in a Sinful World, and a Religion of No Underpants

Zeroe4 elegantly compares to the world of Black★Rock Shooter to ours and calls us all “Black Rock Shooters of sorts.” [Zeroe4] John predicts the new Bible manga will be useful for some, but lacking for others. [AnimeNation] Katherine discusses the idea of humanity, free will, and choosing evil in examining the result of Kiritsugu’s wish, if… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christians as Black Rock Shooters, Kiritsugu’s Wish in a Sinful World, and a Religion of No Underpants

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!

It’s been a particularly busy week in spiritual stories related to anime, specifically involving organizations.   Let’s get right to it! Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is beginning distribution of Risk Ride, a manga purposed to address those filled with hopelessness upon the one-year anniversary of the massive Japanese earthquake and possibly thinking of suicide.  Illustrated… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!

Himari’s Will, Passion of the Anime, and Guadalupe of Narutaru

Draggle discusses Himari’s comments in episode 19 of Mawaru Penguindrum about not amounting to anything in terms of free will. Omo uses The Passion of the Christ to illustrate a point about how viewers watch anime. Katie reviews chapters two and three of amateur Christian OEL, Send Me an Angel. Animekritic briefly mentions an allusion… Read More Himari’s Will, Passion of the Anime, and Guadalupe of Narutaru