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January 16, 2013
Eliminating Love, Sex & God in Pursuit of Progress: A Look at “Fringe: The Boy Must Live”
Increasing our intelligence level is a positive goal for improving ourselves and our culture. And...
January 10, 2013
“Fringe” Explores Love, Humanity, & Destroying Children Who Are “Chromosomal Mistakes”
"You are mistaken about him. He is no child. He is a chromosomal mistake, a...
January 08, 2013
Sex, Dignity and the “Nashville” version of Tim Tebow
One thing that soap operas and country music have in common is stories that involve...
January 07, 2013
2012: A Blog Year in Review
Happy Belated New Year to Everybody! After three weeks of being largely offline, it's taking...
December 11, 2012
Two “Idols” Celebrate the Savior: Christmas Music & Conversation with Scotty McCreery and Brooke White
Christopher Closeup Podcast - Guests: 1) Scotty McCreery, 2) Brooke White, Part 1 Christopher Closeup...
November 26, 2012
Naughty or Nice: The Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Revenge Fantasy (with a moral, of course)
If you could get a hold of Santa's 'naughty or nice' list which reveals the...
November 22, 2012
WKRP and the Greatest Thanksgiving Promotion of All Time
Over at his site today, fellow Patheos blogger Deacon Greg Kandra calls an episode of...
November 16, 2012
TV’s Funniest Family Adopts Marines for Thanksgiving
A few weeks ago I posted pictures from an upcoming episode of "The Middle" which...
November 13, 2012
A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade”
When you watch a movie on the Hallmark Channel, especially a romantic comedy, the important...
November 07, 2012
Change the Culture, Change the World
On this day after the election, social media is filled with either jubilation or despair...
October 24, 2012
Marines in “The Middle” – and Honoring War Veterans in Song
Businesses looking to hire employees who exhibit "selflessness," "resilience," "team orientation," and "reliability" should seriously...
October 18, 2012
Realizing I’m Broken Gives God Room to Work: A Conversation with American Idol’s Colton Dixon
There’s a short list of people who can say that Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and...
October 09, 2012
The King of Queens is a Catholic Family Man
From CNS via The Catholic Spirit: He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of...
October 05, 2012
The Virgin Mary’s Sitcom Appearance
If I told you a statue of the Virgin Mary - specifically Our Lady of...
October 02, 2012
Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson
It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. It...
September 29, 2012
Tyranny, Hope, and Family in the Fifth Season Premiere of “Fringe”
For four seasons, the TV series "Fringe" has been a family drama under the guise...
September 20, 2012
Believing in the Possibility of a Happy Ending: Fairy Tales, Parables and “Once Upon a Time”
Envy, jealousy and murder. All the makings of a good children's story, no? If you...
September 13, 2012
When the World Lost Power: A Look at the Pilot for NBC’s “Revolution”
“We need water! Fill the sinks and tubs. We don't have much time...It's all going...
September 05, 2012
Happy 83rd Birthday to Bob Newhart! (and watch his classic “Driving Instructor” routine)
Today, Sept. 5, is the 83rd birthday of the king of deadpan comedy, Bob Newhart....
August 23, 2012
The Ex Vivo Miracle
Last night's finale of the ABC reality series "NY Med" involved a miracle. No, not...
August 20, 2012
What Their Treatment of a Homeless Woman Reveals About the ER Nurses of “NY Med”
“I think we identify with people who can’t help themselves. In some really weird way,...
June 22, 2012
Friday Links: Does Sex Really Sell? / Is “Brave” a Great Family Film?
1. Over at Ignitum Today, Jared Dale Combista writes a thoughtful piece about the notion...
June 10, 2012
How Great Thou Art/Hallelujah
Being a sucker for harmonious duets, I couldn't help but enjoy this stellar rendition of...
May 23, 2012
On the Second Anniversary of “Lost’s” last episode…
Since the TV series "Lost" aired its finale two years ago today, I'm posting a...
May 03, 2012
Back to Mayberry and a Life of Purpose
Sometimes a TV show can remind you of life's little truths. That's what happened to...
April 13, 2012
Did You Get Your Business Done?
When the lovable, but dysfunctional Hecks - the family at the heart of the ABC...
April 11, 2012
Ben Linus on St. Thomas’s Faith and Doubt
Since this Sunday's Gospel reading tells the story of St. Thomas doubting the resurrection of...
March 30, 2012
Bonnie, Alice, and the Case of the Giggles
Before Holy Week starts and we enter a more serious time on the Church calendar,...
March 28, 2012
David Archuleta’s Farewell
Though we practice different faiths, I can't help but admire David Archuleta's decision to step...
March 19, 2012
Snow White, Prince Charming, Hearts of Darkness and the Easter Story
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