The Theology of Jessica Jones

This past week, Jason and I finished watching the third and final season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. It’s a dark show, and certainly not one I’d recommend for kids or anyone who might find the subject material (including sex scenes, violence, and alcoholism) triggering. However, as an abuse survivor and an author, I find the writing, philosophical and ethical conundrums, and the psychology of the characters to be fascinating.

Tom Pelphrey

Iron Fist Actor, Tom Pelphrey, Raises Funds To Fight Child Abuse

Tom Pelphrey launched his television career playing Jonathan Randall on the CBS show, Guiding Light, for which he earned two Emmy Awards. He has also portrayed ex-neo-Nazi, Kurt Bunker, in the popular Cinemax show, Banshee, and has starred in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit in addition to numerous other television, film, and Broadway shows. However, I first encountered Tom’s acting …

The OA, Netflix

Theology Of The OA: The Anteroom Of Death

Recently Jason and I watched Netflix‘s esoteric series, The OA. Without giving away too may spoilers, the show centers around two basic ideas: The afterlife is simply another dimension. Life exists after death, but in a sense that is too complex and arsty-fartsy for us to grasp in this stage of our existence. Society is warped and perverted. Just because …

The Walking Dead Season 7

The Walking Dead: You Know They’re Going To Kill Everyone, Right?

I don’t blame anyone for watching The Walking Dead. I enjoyed the story of the first season, because the tragedy of Police Officer Rick Grimes getting shot was so realistic. The friendship between him and partner Shane Walsh felt authentic. The suspense of hoping Rick would find Lori and Carl was gripping. And of course the emotional confusion that followed …

Rest in Peace Sir Christopher Lee: Actor & Symphonic Metal Artist

Actor, singer, and symphonic metal artist, Sir Christopher Lee, remained active in his art – his acting and his singing – to the end.

50 Shades of Morally Non Grey Area

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 50 Shades of Grey is out!!! (That was said with seething sarcasm.) Many people have been very vocal about the morality of a movie that glorifies an abusive relationship, so I’m not even going to bother rehashing that. Instead, I’m going to address the typical response to dissenters: “IT’S OK. THEY’RE BOTH CONSENTING ADULTS.” Seriously? Since when …