The WVM team travels back in time to when Alexander Hamilton invented hip-hop, to bring out worldview content in the Broadway musical, “Hamilton: An American Musical.”
Hell on Wheels
The WVM team muscles through a podcast in spite of the fact that Ma got the Consumption, and is on her death-bed. We dig through the old West tent city of Hell on Wheels, looking for worldview nuggets in a lawless frontier railroad town.
Married by Mom and Dad
The WVM podcast team dives into a discussion about a “reality” show where young people hand over the task of finding a mate to their parents. The goal is to meet your new spouse at the altar and get married on the spot. Hilarity ensues. We also discuss a video clip from Disney’s “Aladdin” at the request of a listener.
Martin Selbrede on Taking Dominion Through Art
Gordan interviews the Vice President of Chalcedon, Martin Selbrede. Martin is a prolific writer, renowned scholar, novelist, and classical music composer. He is featured in the movie, “The Principle.” Topics range from the relationship between culture and the arts; why Christians need to go back to J.S. Bach and restart from there; and how kingdom-builders ought to approach the task of writing novels.
Martin G. Selbrede: Concerto for Trumpet, Horn & Trombone, Opus 81 (c) 1994, 2000, 2017
First performed by the Los Angeles Solo Repertory Orchestra on Feb. 13, 1994 at the Hall of Liberty, this so-called Triple Concerto features the three solo brass instruments in contrast with the full orchestra:
- M4A (iTunes AAC link) for the three movements:
- MP3 link for the three movements:
Agents of the Silver Screen: Justice League
The Curse of Oak Island
The WVM team tunnels into murky waters beneath the swampy surface of a tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia, searching for lost items of inestimable value, worldview-wise. The ark of the covenant? The menorah from Solomon’s temple? Pirate treasure? The original Shakespeare manuscripts?
Meh. No, we’re on the trail of a world-and-life view, lived out in every-day activity.
The Meats and the Roots Made Easy
There Will Be Blood
The WVM team digs deep, searching for worldview ore while seeking to avoid various industrial accidents and religious charlatans. We think the Biblical covenant has shown us how to take a Plain-view of modern media, every day of the week and twice on Eli Sunday, using a long straw to drain the whole milkshake.
Gods and Generals
The WVM team is joined by the host of The War Room podcast, Bill Evans, to analyze the worldview that underlies his favorite movie of all time, Gods and Generals. This is a very atypical movie that quotes Scripture favorably and portrays devout, Protestant Christians without an ounce of mockery, while even managing to be faithful to the actual events depicted from the “Second War for American Independence.”
Fiction Part 2: The Gospel in Pagan Myths
In part 1 of our episode on fiction, we discussed the legitimacy of fiction as a Christian pursuit. In part 2, we’re discussing whether unbelievers are able to tell Gospel stories, and what “Christian” fiction really means.