Welcome to a new episode of Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast! A special thank you to B&H Academic for their support.
At first, Vers seems like an ordinary alien with an extraordinary power. But, in her dreams, she remembers that she was once something different—and perhaps even something greater. That’s how Captain Marvel, the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins. In this special episode of Three Chords and the Truth, Garrick and Timothy take a look at Captain Marvel and the larger metanarrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then, in the second half, Garrick reveals his wrong opinions about Bob Dylan as he and Timothy examine the song that inspired this podcast in the first place, “All Along the Watchtower.” This week, the Infinity Gauntlet throws the webslinging wonder Peter Parker into the ring against the mighty Shazam.
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What Apologetics Questions Do We Discuss in this Episode?
1. What particular view of God does Captain Marvel portray?
2. What view of humanity does the movie narrate?
3. What is the overarching metanarrative of the Bible?
What Resources Do We Recommend?
* Todd Miles, Superheroes Can’t Save You.
* Herbert Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance.” This primary-source document will help you to understand the ideology that accompanied the rise of the New Left.
If you are interested in earning a master’s degree online or on campus that will equip you with the most comprehensive training available anywhere, go to http://www.sbts.edu/bgs/degree-programs/mdiv/apologetics/
What Are We Discussing in the Next Episode?
In the Three Chords segment, Timothy and Garrick discuss with New Testament scholar Jonathan Pennington on the nature of the New Testament Gospels. In the second half of the program, Garrick and Timothy go looking for God’s truth in Jimi Hendrix’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”
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What Else Do You Need to Know?
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