#KillerSerials: THE PATH, Ep. 5

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of The Path on Hulu and talk about pushing boundaries, Cal losing his grip, and Sarah keeping the faith. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

Book Review: ON PURPOSE

As election season trudges on and troubling laws are passed in places like Mississippi and North Carolina on a weekly basis, few books are as timely and necessary as Paul Froese’s On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life. … [Read more...]

“The Wise Kids” and the Apocalypse of Young Adulthood

“…And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20.I am of the notion that there is not a singular Apocalypse. Apocalypses happen multiple times in one’s life: those moments when the ground beneath you shakes and the veil of reality rips, and whether you're ready for it or not, one age is over and a new one begins.For many young adults, the first great apocalypse is high school graduation. The highly structured environment of high school begins to rupture and fall … [Read more...]


Fox Searchlight has just released the first trailer for The Birth of a Nation, the standout film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and what is sure to be one of the most important films of the year. The Birth of a Nation releases in theaters on Oct. 7th. You can view the trailer and read more about the film after the jump. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, Eps. 3 & 4

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 3 and 4 of The Path on Hulu. This week, we continue our discussion of what the series says about belief in general and how the subplots in the series provide windows into the different ways of being in communities of truth. After the jump, you can listen to the podcast and read about Jessica Goldberg's creation of the Meyerist Movement. … [Read more...]

THE INVITATION to THE PATH: Pain, The Search for Truth, and Being in Community

I spent the weekend in a cult frame of mind. Saturday morning, I watched Karyn Kusama's great new film, The Invitation, and spent much of Sunday afternoon obsessing over the terrific new Hulu series, The Path. Both have, whether their characters admit to it or not, cults at the center of their narratives. But the film and series are about much more than that as they also provide windows into much broader discussions about faith and the variety of ways we believe in and belong to religious c … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, Episodes 1 & 2

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker turn their attention to the new Hulu series, The Path, and discuss the first two episodes and what the series says about faith in general, how we belong and behave in religious communities, and how communities of faith interact with the "outside world." Read on for a book recommendation to go along with the series and take a listen to the episode. … [Read more...]

On Netflix Tomorrow: HUSH

A single, deaf-mute woman living alone in a cabin in the woods. The horror/thriller Hush (Blumhouse and Intrepid Pictures) almost writes itself. As such, it offers little in the way of narrative surprises, but its fresh use of sound--given its heroine's disabilities--adds something intriguing to the mix. … [Read more...]