What’s Good – and Not – About ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Last Friday, I published a piece on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Christianity Today that garnered a ton of response. In it, I talk about not just the movies, but the merchandising: I’m not just frustrated, I’m appalled: all this tie-in merchandise declaws the story of The Hunger Games, in much the same way that the actual affluent [Read More...]

What GIRL MOST LIKELY Teaches Us About Our Heritage

Last weekend I reviewed the new film Girl Most Likely, starring Kristen Wiig (of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids fame), for Christianity Today. As I started working on the article, I found that the movie had odd resonances with a subject I think about a lot: how can we be always growing and renewing as Christians, seeking a more robust [Read More...]

Being Formed By Your Commute?

There’s an interesting piece by Dan King over at The High Calling about how “going on autopilot” can be both a good and a bad thing. He mentions studies that support the idea that breaking out of our “autopilot” routines – the 95% of the things we do throughout our day without thinking about them [Read More...]

Before Midnight: A Different Understanding of Love

 Before Midnight, the third film in the “Before” trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (which also includes Before Sunrise and Before Sunset), came out recently. I got to publish a great review of it over at Christianity Today, an article by Ken Morefield that reflected on marriage as much as the movie. Here’s a piece of it: Before [Read More...]


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