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Matthew Becklo

Word on Fire Blogger

Matthew Becklo is a husband, father, amateur philosopher, and cultural commentator at Aleteia and Word on Fire. His writing has been featured in First ThingsThe Dish, and Real Clear Religion.


Matthew Becklo Latest Blog Posts

HBO’s “Henrietta Lacks” is a True-life Look at a Timeless Struggle

by Matthew Becklo . May 30, 2017 . 0 Comments

From Earth Day’s March for Science in Washington DC and other cities to the debut of “Bill Nye the Science Guy’s” new Netflix series, science – and the critical role it plays in improving hu...

CNN’s ‘Mostly Human’ Takes an Unsettling Look at Technology and Human Nature

by Matthew Becklo . April 27, 2017 . 0 Comments

After its disappointing debut of Believer, CNN has launched another docuseries that picks up the spiritual slack in an unlikely setting: the frontiers of technology. The goal of Laurie Segall’s ...

Reza Aslan's 'Believer' and the Divide of Faith and Reason

by Matthew Becklo . March 28, 2017 . 2 Comments

Billed as an adventure for the “spiritually curious,” Reza Aslan’s new CNN miniseries “Believer” instead opens with a bumpy hour of sensationalism that crash lands into new age waters. In f...

A Cinematic Tour of the Problem of Evil

by Matthew Becklo . February 16, 2017 . 1 Comments

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.Is he both able and willing? Then where does evil come from?Is he neither able nor willing? Then ...

God is Right Here: A Conversation with Levi Robin

by Matthew Becklo . February 09, 2017 . 3 Comments

  On his website, singer-songwriter Levi Robin introduces himself as “a heart, a soul, a voice, a guitar, and a journey. But mainly a journey.” The word is a fitting one. While the SoCal native...