Hello, everyone. In the spirit of the season of October and all of the spooky that comes with it, we have a somewhat appropriate topic for you. Its going to be a slightly different format than usual, but that’s because we wanted to try something new. We wanted to invite our readers, as best we… Read More Glory from the Gory, Grace in the Salacious, & the Controversial Lessons in Anime
When the Pokemon craze started years ago, congregants were flabbergasted by the franchise, not knowing what to make of it. From their pulpits, many pastors decried the phenomenon and, as with Harry Potter, parents began to prevent their children from accessing Pokemon. Times have changed and both Pokemon and Japanese media in general have become more… Read More Can Christians Watch Anime?
Watching the spellbinding fight between Shiryu and Seiya in Saint Seiya, aka Knights of the Zodiac, brought to mind both our Lord’s admonition to “be as wise as serpents” (Matt. 10:16) and a particular interpretation of this counsel. One thing that one comes to realize as one reads the Church Fathers and ecclesiastical writers through the time… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Be as Wise as Serpents
I met with a friend yesterday, and among the myriad of topics we discussed was what happens when you perhaps too tightly guard your child from worldly things. I’ve been thinking more upon this topic after recently reading this article about One Punch Man. I don’t think a lot of Christian folks, unfortunately, realize that… Read More Elfen Lied and Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places