Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, readers! What are your plans for Easter? I’m going to go to church with family and will celebrate there. We also had family devotional time on Friday and will do so again today, to think about and commemorate this time, and had a nice meal yesterday. But then on Monday…on Monday, I’ll go… Read More Happy Easter!

Something More: (Gnostic) Titan Jesus, Christian Freedom in JRPG Airships, and Humility Levels Over 9,000

I get excited whenever I see Christ and Pop Culture publish a piece qualified for the “Something More” column, and this one is certainly an original. I never imagined that the JRPG airship trope could convey so many spiritual truths about freedom and responsibility. Looking back on my memories playing through the Final Fantasy series… Read More Something More: (Gnostic) Titan Jesus, Christian Freedom in JRPG Airships, and Humility Levels Over 9,000

Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

“Cartoons” aren’t just for kids. Anime fans probably know that better than anyone. But it’s not just mature content and convoluted plots that make anime an appealing medium for adults. Through animation’s ambiguous limits, philosophy and theology can be easily conveyed in a manner that anyone can grasp (often without their realizing it). For example,… Read More Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

An Anime Easter

Easter is the most holy day for Christians – one that’s more meaningful than even Christmas, even if it’s eclipsed by that holiday.  As such, it’s a good opportunity for Christians to reflect on Christ and even for non-Christians to explore the holidays. Don’t know exactly what it’s all about?  Why not take a look… Read More An Anime Easter

Something More: Giant Christian Robots, Jesus Anime App, and The Curses of Magi and Little Busters

What do mecha tells us about the Christian faith?  Quite a lot, actually. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Ty-chama addresses Old Testament generational curses, and how Little Busters and Magi demonstrate that we can overcome our lots in life. [Watashi wa Bucho!] Tsunderin points out Hindu allusions in her review of the 3 x 3… Read More Something More: Giant Christian Robots, Jesus Anime App, and The Curses of Magi and Little Busters

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Yugen Iki Uta Koi, Superbook Employment, and the Soul of Kokoro Connect

Do you remember the Christian anime series, Superbook?  For many kids, it was their first exposure to anime.  The Christian Broadcasting Network, which rebooted the series in 2009, is looking for an art director to work on the new episodes. [CBN] Zeroe4 returned to Japan from his time in the Philippines, where he and the… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Yugen Iki Uta Koi, Superbook Employment, and the Soul of Kokoro Connect

Good Friday! Anime-Related Recommendations for Easter

Even if you’re non-religious, Easter is a holiday that might cause you think about faith or even bring you into a church service.  Whether or not you attend, you might consider delving into anime, manga, or anime-related books to indulge your curiosity, interest, or, what I would call, stirrings.  Here are some recommendations for works… Read More Good Friday! Anime-Related Recommendations for Easter

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Crown Shuu with Crowns and Song, Fan Service in Church, and Rick Santorum Talks Boku no Pico

I grew up singing “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” but never a version like this!  The multi-talented Emily of Altair and Vega sings Draggle’s reworked lyrics to the hymn, conveying events in Guilty Crown episode 19 that paint Shuu as a Jesus figure. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Abilene Christian University professor, Richard Beck, discusses what might… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Crown Shuu with Crowns and Song, Fan Service in Church, and Rick Santorum Talks Boku no Pico