“Calvary” and the High Risks of Pursuing a Vocation

The film Calvary, which features Brendan Gleeson as a good priest staring down the end of a gun barrel, has been in theaters for a few weeks. The High Calling writes about the film and vocation: There is a cost to vocational calling, not just to the called, but also, and perhaps more so, to [Read More...]

The Good Ministers

Last week at Christianity Today, I enlisted my friends to help come up with a list of some of our favorite “good” ministers in movies and TV from the past decade. Of course, it’s not an exhaustive list, and there are plenty of notable omissions. But it’s a good start, we think. The list is [Read More...]

Confessions of a Christian Film Critic

I’m a Christian and a film critic, so I found myself nodding along the whole way through Ann Hornaday’s “Confessions of a Christian Film Critic” over at the Washington Post: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” It may [Read More...]

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...]


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