Terry Mattingly on Two Words: “FOX” and “Faith”

Terry Mattingly looks at what happened to* The Ultimate Gift when it was tagged with the term "Fox Faith." … [Read more...]

Specials: FoxFaith, Leibowitz, and Bono

NEWMAN ON FOXFAITH Marc T. Newman challenges Christian filmmakers to seize the day.A SCI-FI CLASSIC Thomas Hibbs at The National Review celebrates one of my favorite sci-fi novels: A Canticle for Leibowitz.SOAKING IN VERSES FROM MATTHEW Jesus supercharges one man's zeal to help the poor, and once again, he does this through the ministry of Bono. "Bono doesn't have a lot of respect for the church, but he has a lot of respect for Christ," Jewett said, adding later, "I want people to be … [Read more...]

Why My Faith is Not FoxFaith (and Great Art is Not Necessarily “Christian Art”)

When I saw a promotional video for the arrival of FoxFaith, a special library of movies that "Christians and families can enjoy," I had a flashback.As I perused the titles of films being included in that label, I felt the walls closing in, trapping me in a familiar world of art that consisted of: A) Nice, gentle, comfortable entertainment B) American nostalgia C) Bible stories. About ten years ago, I decided that I couldn't take living in such a small world anymore. … [Read more...]

Why My Faith is Not “FoxFaith,” and Great Art is Not Necessarily “Christian art”

When I saw a promotional video for the arrival of FoxFaith, a special library of movies that "Christians and families can enjoy," I had a flashback.As I perused the titles of films being included in that label, I felt the walls closing in, trapping me in a familiar world of art that consisted of: A) Nice, gentle, comfortable entertainmentB) American nostalgiaC) Bible stories. About ten years ago, I decided that I couldn't take living in such a small world anymore. … [Read more...]


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