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Arts Culture & Entertainment

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets

Culture and belief are often reflections of one another. Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts in arts, culture and entertainment.


Most Recent Stories

"Sausage Party" and the God-Hating Hedonism of Animated Food

Paul Asay

I wasn't prepared for the spirit of the late Christopher Hitchens to be ironically reincarnated in a hot dog.

A Man Writes a Tear Stained Review of

A Man Writes a Tear Stained Review of "Pete's Dragon"

Jonathan Ryan

The more I think about it, the more I realize why the three year old me cried so hard. It was probably my first touch with the search for magic, beauty and The Mystery.

Why Gay Sulu Is My Everything

Why Gay Sulu Is My Everything

Callie Wright

I have to say, as much as I love Uncle George, I'm on Simon Pegg's side. This was long overdue.

5 Reasons

5 Reasons "Stranger Things" Is Great

Chris Williams

It's been a long time since I've seen a show so compulsively watchable, and I understand how everyone is getting so wrapped up into the world.

Christian Violence and Pacifism in Three Upcoming Films

Christian Violence and Pacifism in Three Upcoming Films

Peter T. Chattaway

Christian as an oppressive tyrant, or Christian as a freedom fighter who kills the tyrants. I find myself wanting a third, more Christlike option.

"The Little Prince" Inside Us All

Gerard A. Murphy

Mark Osborne's screen adaptation of the classic 1943 French novella, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, has one stirring message.

Review:

Review: "Jason Bourne"

Chris Williams

The most disappointing thing about "Jason Bourne" is the feeling that we've seen it all before.

"Gleason": Power in Honesty

Chris Williams

The film's consideration of fathers and sons, faith and questioning, and the meaning of a lasting legacy resonates, but it never forces us to find a "right" answer.

"Ben-Hur's" Secret Weapon: Forgiveness

DeWayne Hamby

When Ben-Hur opens on August 19, moviegoers will see a unique kind of summer action movie, one with a powerful message of forgiveness and laying down arms.

"Star Trek: Beyond"

Ben Witherington

Give us more sci fi, and real science, and exploration of space, and philosophical reflections like the original series, and less rockem sockem aliens.

Most Popular Stories

If God's in It, Is It Art?

If God's in It, Is It Art?

Barbara Falconer Newhall

Can art, if it is to be great, address matters spiritual?

Soviets and Sassenachs: My Two Favorite Historical TV Series

Soviets and Sassenachs: My Two Favorite Historical TV Series

Chris Gehrz

Cause and effect aren't that easy to understand, even with centuries of hindsight.

Contrary to the Rumors, New Ghostbusters Is No Bust

Contrary to the Rumors, New Ghostbusters Is No Bust

James Ford

We're talking summer movie, not "film." But, that's what the original was, too. As entertainment it delivers.

5 Movies Your Kids Must See

5 Movies Your Kids Must See

Chris Williams

As a discerning film watcher, I want to be able to steer my young son toward quality and films that will prepare him to be a better, more loving human being.

A&E's Series Follows Young Adults With Down Syndrome

A&E's Series Follows Young Adults With Down Syndrome

Bristol Palin

A&E has announced its second season of Born This Way, an original docuseries that follows the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.

Bruce Wayne: A Capitalist Superhero

Bruce Wayne: A Capitalist Superhero

Daniel Menjivar

The real hero of the recently released Batman v. Superman film is an often overshadowed character, Bruce Wayne.

"The Secret Life of Pets"

Chris Williams

The Secret Life of Pets isn't revolutionary, but it's entertaining and funny.

Thoughts On

Thoughts On "Jane The Virgin"

Luciano Gonzalez

Jane the Virgin has become my favorite TV show. Without exception.

Matthew McConaughey Gets Spiritual in

Matthew McConaughey Gets Spiritual in "Free State of Jones"

Paul Asay

Throughout the movie, Knight and his band of fellow deserters and runaway slaves make strong delineations between God's way and man's injustice.

"Life, Animated": A Pathway to Language Through Disney

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley

Silently sitting and watching the entire catalog of Disney animated films, the family had no idea Owen Suskind had memorized dozens of movies.