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There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Is gore redeemable?


I made a friend in college named David Taylor who’s love for God is as thick and rich as his red beard. He was one of those souls who’d walked a few more (thousand) miles down the road with Christ than I had thus far. And so he helped me to navigate some of the more treacherous spots within the collegiate domain. We were both within a liberal arts degree plan at The University that liked to eat Christians for lunch. He was one of the few thoughtful, respectful souls who were fearless (and articulate) enough to raise certain objections to certain assertions in certain philosophical classes that were designed to undercut certain theological convictions Christians might hold.

He’s got an interesting article on whether horror films are redeemable as a genre. He’ll be one of the plenary speakers at the Trinity Arts Conference at the University of Dallas in June. I’ve never had an opportunity to attend the Thursday-Sunday gathering (June 15-17), but I’ve heard enormously positive comments from those who’ve been before. If you aren’t going to Japan this summer, you might consider attending.

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  HelixFreak wrote @

My sister snuck me in to see “Jacob’s Ladder” the summer I turned 13. The demonic imagery and scenes of hell left me pretty traumatized. To this day, the “jump/scare” scenes in scary flicks don’t make me jump at all, I just get this cold, hollow sensation. Its safe to say the whole genre may have been been ruined for me. The recent surge in J horror, however, has captured my interest.

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