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Brandon Chin
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When a former Buddhist monk, Sakura, becomes an astronaut sent to colonize Mars, she never imagined that she’d be doing it alone. Now, with Earth’s most powerful form of artificial intelligence, she seeks to continue the mission her team couldn’t finish (part 4/4).

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Space Flower: Part Three
January 1, 2018
Space Flower: Part Two
March 10, 2017
Space Flower: Part One
September 21, 2016
Nyssa Hanger
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One Friday afternoon, I was sitting at a red light almost home for the weekend when my car was totaled in a rear-end accident. Since then, I’ve been working to heal not just my body, but my spirit as well.

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Aromatic Awakening
February 2, 2016

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Liam Adams
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Daredevil, a wildly popular superhero show, depicted Catholicism in an honest and refreshing way.

Seth M. Walker Editor-in-Chief
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Remix theory uniquely allows for the consideration of broader cultural practices and productions outside of image and sound as “remixes,” opening them up to examinations that shift how they are viewed and understood amid new terminology and conceptual framing – including religion.

Christina Wilkins
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With the recent Netflix release of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes emerges a conversation about the way in which the celebritization of the serial killer can be seen as part of a larger societal problem.

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Paul Robertson
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The depiction of the Cyclops in Homer’s Odyssey differs markedly from re-workings in modern graphic novels, in part reflecting the difference in mediums between the literary/oral and the image. In some cases, the graphic novel effectively matches modern attitudes about overcoming particular temporal boundaries, while in other cases, the graphic novel lacks the ability to mirror the modern emphasis on the inner self.

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The Tale of Two Cyclopes
October 10, 2014
Abby Mohaupt
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In a world of suffering, sometimes the answer doesn’t come when asking “why?” What would it mean if we responded to loss with creation – by creating art in response to destruction?

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Blue with Grace
August 18, 2015
David R. Howell
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This past March, Leicester (UK) played host to an unprecedented “heritage ceremony,” where the mortal remains of King Richard III were laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral following his death in 1485. Yet, in all of the excitement surrounding the discovery and burial of the king, did the need to create an “occasion” outstrip the significance of burying a person on holy ground?

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Terror Heritage?
March 25, 2015

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Josip Matesic
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Elvis impersonators are a common sight at fancy dress parties and other gatherings, but how should we think about this kind of secular adoration? Are there any religious dimensions to celebrity idolization?

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Megan Schlichting
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The lives of a small waterfront town are disrupted when a mysterious fog creeps down from the mountains (part 6/6).

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The Fog: Part Five
October 7, 2016
The Fog: Part Four
May 3, 2016
The Fog: Part Three
January 12, 2016

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Emily Ronald
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What’s the difference between a book club, a church book club, and a Bible study group? The answer doesn’t lie in the books, the people, or the discussion, but in the results.

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Breaking the Wall
May 9, 2015

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Sam Mickey
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Since the Summer of Love fifty years ago, there has been a massive increase in the number of bands oriented toward encouraging altered states of consciousness in their listeners. Those bands are part of a resurgence of ancient and prehistoric religious experience, and they warrant careful attention to their helpful and harmful potential.

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Adam Darlage
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Loosely based on biblical narratives and packed with plenty of action, are the plots of Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings more escapist, superhero fare than anything else?

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