Is Reformed Evangelicalism a Place For The Traumatized?

Interesting and disturbing

Paul C. Maxwell

The movie Logan deserves re-watching. It displays the effects of aging on even the most evergreen and shiny realities. I recommend it. But this isn’t a movie review. As I watched Logan in the theater, Logan (i.e., Wolverine) delivered one line in the film that felt as if he had turned directly to me to say it.

Logan is a man who can heal from anything. The government put inside him an adamantium (metal) skeleton. He discovers the government has also created a clone daughter named Laura out of his DNA, and she has his same ability to heal, his killer instinct, and her own metal skeleton. Logan and Laura are both brutal, skillful killers. He is well-over 150 years old, and she is not older than 12.

In his ever-genuine-Hugh-Jackman way, Logan turns to Laura, with all the violence of a young Wolverine and all the innocence of a  12 year-old…

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2 replies

  1. I’m not too sure of what to make of this article because he doesn’t really go into any detail as to what it is about reformed evangelicalism he doesn’t like.

    For example he writes about how it is black an white, us vs them mentality but what does he mean by this? Is it something specific to the reformed position or is it the whole idea of religious exclusivity in and of itself? It just isn’t made clear in my opinion.

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  2. Logan is 197 years to be exact [by the end of the movie], i think.


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