Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology

Welcome to the first of our more sporadic version of Something More.  The blogosphere has been resplendent in it’s spiritual-related articles the last couple of week, regarding anime series both current and classic. Christian symbolism runs rampant in Kill la Kill, as do opportunities to discuss Christian themes and ideas, particularly as they relate to… Read More Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology

Anime’s Common Grace

Note: This article was originally intended for publication elsewhere.  Read The Life and Death of an Anime Article on an Evangelical Website for the whole story.  This post contains spoilers for Haibane Renmei, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Trigun, and Death Note. Inception. Black Swan. The Matrix. These Hollywood hits have a common thread—each was heavily influenced by Japanese animation, aka anime. Anime has settled in… Read More Anime’s Common Grace

Earning Our Wings: The Haibane Renmei Small Group Concludes

It’s all complete! For those that didn’t know, this summer I tried something completely different for our blog.  If you’ve noticed, I haven’t been as diligent in updating Beneath the Tangles, depending on our wonderful staff here an on a number of superb guest bloggers.  Part of that reason is that I shifted my focus… Read More Earning Our Wings: The Haibane Renmei Small Group Concludes

Something More: Doubting Homura, Ghostic Haibane, and Ef: A Tale of Theologies

Japes gets into the nitty gritty of the characters’ personal theologies in Ef – A Tale of Melodies in a thorough and thought-provoking post. [Japesland] Nick Calibey correlates Rakka’s sprouting of wings in the first episode of the series to teachings of the Gnostic movement. [A Rather Silly Blog] Emily compares Homura’s storyline in Puella… Read More Something More: Doubting Homura, Ghostic Haibane, and Ef: A Tale of Theologies