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Twilight and Big Love explore something most romantic dramas have forgotten: the pleasures of moral struggle for the sake of spiritual growth.
The temptation of Pinterest is in the part of it that is trite, banal and predictable. But that's not all there is to the site's appeal.
Created by Tom Hollander and James Wood
I feared that Rev. would reprise the saccharine sweetness of The Vicar of Dibley. Episode one set me straight.
Created by Vince Gilligan
Each time Walter White gets away with something, I can't help cheering him on—while also shuddering at his depravity and my own complicity.
Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Touched by a Vampire.
Jason Byassee is senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, North Carolina.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.
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