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Ten Great Works of Christian Literature

By Dr. Charlie W. Starr   As with any kind of art, in literature there’s bad, good, and great. There’s plenty of Christian fiction that falls in all three categories. Yet even what I’d call poorly done literature has brought people to Christ. In that sense, it’s invaluable.  Today I’d like to discuss some great […]


C. S. Lewis’s Enduring Legacy

By Dr. Charlie W. Starr   This month marks the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis who, just shy of his 65th birthday, passed away on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Numerous books have been released about Lewis this year, and half a dozen or more conferences have been held […]

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A Super Movie

By Dr. Charlie W. Starr   Jane Curtin once ended a very old Saturday Night Live skit by saying something like, “Next time on the show we consider the question, ‘Who would win if God and Superman had a fight?’” The answer is God. That settled, the question is a reminder of Superman’s religious origins, […]

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CIB: The Compressed International Bible

By Dr. Charlie W. Starr   Last March, well known producer Mark Burnett and his actress wife, Roma Downey, released a 10-hour mini-series called The Bible. Many people watched the series to the surprise of Hollywood industry insiders and critics. Though it premiered on cable TV, the first episode surpassed everything else in the ratings […]

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A Strange Brand of Happy

By Dr. Charlie W. Starr   I don’t usually get to review movies before they come out. Typically, when you hear from me about a movie, it has been out for three months or more and is heading toward its DVD release. But last spring I got the opportunity to meet Joe Boyd from Rebel […]