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HBO

A debt to the truth

Television | Chernobyl honestly portrays the disaster that can ensue when people believe in lies 
by Megan Basham
Posted 6/13/19, 01:25 pm

The book of Romans teaches that God’s invisible qualities are evident in His creation—thus, people have no excuse for failing to know Him. It seems fair to posit the inverse is equally true: It shouldn’t take a reading of Calvin’s treatise on total depravity to have a pretty good understanding of our nature as well. In that respect, the ideology of a particular storyteller often isn’t terribly important. So long as he strives to tell his tale honestly, the objective realities of God’s world will shine through.

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BBC

Crossing lines

Television | In the BBC’s Line of Duty, the bad guys are sometimes wearing a badge
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 5/23/19, 12:55 pm

When police are the criminals, who will bring them to justice? In the popular British TV drama Line of Duty, police anti-corruption unit AC-12 searches out rotten cops but finds that the decay has gone deep within the force. The long-running series, now with five seasons available on Amazon Prime, debuted in 2012 and is one of the BBC’s most highly rated crime shows.

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SundanceTV

Rose with thorns

Television | SundanceTV series The Name of the Rose explores spiritual themes, but explicit scenes mar the story
by Megan Basham
Posted 5/23/19, 12:15 pm

The late Italian literary theorist and semiotics scholar Umberto Eco, though not a believer in any religious doctrine, gave serious treatment to spiritual things. Thus, his novels often pop up on Christians’ lists of favorites. Theologian Michael Horton, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D.

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