As I’ve become more engaged in Christian podcasting communities I’ve come to enjoy finding new podcasts that really speak to me, and The Angry Christian Podcast is one such show that’s kept my interest. While one might think The Angry Christian Podcast is nothing more than some bent-outta-shape Christians complaining about life’s inconveniences, it’s the opposite! It’s Christians fighting for the fruit of the Spirit amidst angering and difficult times, and because of their willingness to talk culturally difficult topics, I knew inviting Brad Bates on to the Cinematic Doctrine podcast was a no-brainer.
First, Brad and I share our somewhat confused thoughts on the tone of Thor as it balances between science-fantasy epic and fish-out-of-water romance. Then we deconstruct Thor’s character arc from the arrogant prince of Asgard to the somewhat less arrogant prince of Asgard. And finally, we think about the difficult question of birth-right, and whether our past ultimately defines our future, and what that means for us as Christians.
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Thor is Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence. It features Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba, and Colm Feore. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Thor is available on Disney Plus.
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Brad Bates is a Christian first, husband second, and father third (in that order). Not only that, he’s the angriest Christian in the world! Well, he was. That’s why he and his friends started The Angry Christian Podcast (iTunes, Spotify, Podchaser). Their goal? To explore the anger Christians experience while being called to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. Be sure to check out his blog Eager for [Truth].