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August 31, 2017
Christians: Read the Room
If God has a PR person, they should be fired after this week. At a time...
June 04, 2017
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: ‘The Keepers’ and the Dark side of Christianity
Few shows have provoked as much rage in me as Netflix's "The Keepers." I started watching...
May 11, 2017
The Truman Show, Freedom and Less-Wild Lovers
In their book “The Sacred Romance,” Brent Curtis and John Eldredge discuss the rut that...
May 09, 2017
Holiday Road: My 5 Favorite Movie Road Trips
As you read this, I'm on a week-long vacation with my family. As such, I'm...
April 11, 2017
Crashing: Christian in the wild
HBO's new series "Crashing" finished its first season on Sunday. As with many of the...
February 25, 2017
Goodbye, Family Christian Stores
This week, it was announced that Family Christian Stores — one of the world's largest Christian...
November 17, 2016
To everyone telling me to be quiet and trust God after this election
Again, apologies. I know: I'm the movie guy. And trust me, next week, you're going...
November 10, 2016
Losing my evangelical home
I promise we'll get back to movies shortly. Given the events of this week, I...
October 26, 2016
“Hell House” and shock-and-awe evangelism
George Ratliff’s “Hell House,” (2002) resonates with me in a way few documentaries have....
September 02, 2016
Is the Internet the Antichrist?
When my dad bought our first computer with a modem and America Online shortly after...
July 03, 2016
Popcorn in the pews
When I was in my twenties, my friends referred to the movies as my second...
June 24, 2016
No, ‘Independence Day’ was not your generation’s ‘Star Wars’
So, there's not a review here for this week's big release, "Independence Day: Resurgence." In...
June 14, 2016
The strange love affair between Christians and guns
This isn’t the first time I’ve addressed this, and I hate that. This post, in...
June 12, 2016
Orlando: Death in our safe spaces demands love across the lines
Earlier this evening, in response to the horrific shooting at a gay nightclub Orlando that left...
June 01, 2016
Review: “Weiner” is fascinating, frustrating look at scandal
At one point in the new documentary "Weiner," when disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is...
March 30, 2016
5 Ways “God’s Not Dead” fails Christians
In March 2014, "God's Not Dead" brought in $60 million at the box office, proving that...
March 19, 2016
We can’t answer Donald Trump’s noise with our own
A few years ago, my wife and I were walking through Ann Arbor on a...
February 17, 2016
Christians and the movies: What are we afraid of?
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square. This month we're asking:...
February 15, 2016
Kirk, Kanye and Christians sharing the spotlight
Let's get this straight: Normally, I don't care what Kanye West does. I'm a 36-year-old...
February 13, 2016
“Deadpool,” libertines and the Christian critic’s dilemma
I love comedies, comic book movies and films that break the fourth wall. You would...
January 28, 2016
He-Man, Simpsons and things the church banned
When it was announced last week that McG would direct a film adaptation of the...
January 26, 2016
The church must pay attention to the Oscars’ diversity problem
It's old news by now that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has...
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