But what really impressed me was the one clear reference in the film to the implications of Christian morality. It comes in the second half of the movie when Rogers’s widow Joanne recounts a question he asked her when he was near death. He said:
“Am I a sheep?”
Best-known for co-creating Spider-Man with Stan Lee, Ditko was responsible for co-creating Dr. Strange, the Creeper, Blue Beetle, and many other characters.
I really appreciated reading Gaye Clark’s review of the bossman’s latest book.
I love this campaign from the folks at The Good Book Company:
Mark’s gospel opens with “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” And it ends with “the people were coming to him from every quarter.” Once his ministry began, Jesus’ following grew fast. Everything was zooming toward the cross. But his followers couldn’t see that. Would they have followed if they did?
After everything is taken away from Job, his friends sit with him in his misery and ask the question we all ask in moments of tragedy: Why? They try to figure out why God would want to punish Job so harshly, and their answers mirror our own natural reactions: They assume that Job must have done something to warrant his suffering. After all, if there is any justice in the world, terrible things just can’t happen to good people, right?
After 37 chapters of arguments between Job and his friends, God finally shows up. Finally, Job thinks, I’m going to get some answers.
A favorite from the archives:
One of those hit me recently while reading through Frame’s chapter on the Kingdom of God. There, he discusses Jesus’ command to go into all the nations, and addresses the fact that the word in the Great Commission for teaching is one that focuses on actions. Discipleship is the process of learning how to be a Christian, rather than just learning what we believe as Christians. But shortly after that, there one particularly standout paragraph—an “aha” moment if you will.