#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 11

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. They talk about Richard's gamble, Felicia's wisdom, and human frailty. Listen below. … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 10

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. They talk about the importance ritual and group confession and accountability, Tess' explosive entrance, and the impossibility of reconciliation and atonement while maintaining outsiders. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: WALK WITH ME

Walk With Me, the documentary with unprecedented access to Thich Nhat Hanh and his Zen Buddhist community in France, premiered at SXSW yesterday. It recalls another great religious documentary, Into Great Silence, about Carthusian monks in France. Both are quiet and meditative and give credence to the concept of film-watching as spiritual practice. … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: AMERICAN GODS

It's not just about the tech, films, and music at SXSW anymore, and one of the highs of the festival is sure to be the premiere of American Gods, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's divine novel. It premieres on Starz on Sunday, April 30th. Read on for a recap of the pilot. … [Read more...]

Seeing the Unseen in MOONLIGHT

Film has the power to make the invisible visible. It can also force viewers to witness what they have previously refused to see. The critically-acclaimed Moonlight (winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture) does just that, transporting viewers to a place and time and into peoples’ lives that aren’t often the subject of most theatrical releases.  … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2, E5

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode five of season two of THE PATH, streaming on HULU. They talk about Sarah's devotion, dead cows, and Mary's baby daddy. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

A Scorsese Q & A

Over the weekend, I had the rare opportunity to listen to--and briefly meet--one of my favorite directors (and one that I consider the greatest of all time), Martin Scorsese. We screened his latest film, Silence, for the Fuller Seminary community. After the jump, you can read some of the highlights from Scorsese's Q & A with Kutter Callaway, assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller, and Mako Fujimura, director of the Brehm Center at Fuller. … [Read more...]

Book Review: CANCER IS FUNNY

That we have all been touched by cancer, if not personally, then relationally, is why Jason Micheli’s new book, Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo, is such an important book. It’s also my first must-read recommendation of 2017. … [Read more...]