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It's hard to watch Straight Outta Compton and not think of #BlackLivesMatter. But this is not explicitly a movie about politics or race.
Why would a brand see theological language as rich ground for advertising? Perhaps because theology and advertising share the same root.
A screen in a sanctuary used to be a signal that a congregation had taken a side in the worship wars. Now it's just a sign that a church is open and functioning.
Religious satire was once an edgy form of humor celebrated by rebellious teens. Now it’s attracting adults who buy theater tickets.
Do Trainwreck and Catastrophe herald a resurrection of the rom-com genre? Or merely a grotesque reanimation?
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Faithful: A Theology of Sex.
Jason Byassee teaches homiletics at Vancouver School of Theology.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.
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