October 21, 2020

The 2020 box office numbers are striking. One quick look at the list shows a weird assortment of movies that came out before the pandemic and ones that were hits in 2019 — since there were so few movies released before the pandemic hit. Only two films released in the pandemic era — “Tenet” and “The New Mutants” — made the list, and they’re not even within the top five for the United States. Here’s a rundown of the films. These are… Read more

September 12, 2020

Lauren Daigle’s song, “You Say”, has now been number one on the Christian billboard for the past 100 plus weeks, almost two years. No song has ever done this on the Christian billboard. You can read about the song in this article here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/lauren-daigles-you-say-becomes-first-to-run-100-weeks-at-no-1-on-billboard-hot-songs-chart.html By definition, a Christian song is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and… Read more

July 20, 2020

An Incomplete Education is Radiant Studios’ first short-form series that follows the story of Preston (Dylan Walsh) and Rachel (Paloma Rabinov), a father-daughter duo, as they fight to stay alive after a viral pandemic strikes the world. As their story unfolds, viewers will watch as the pair maneuvers through what’s left of the world they once knew with hopes of keeping humanity’s best ideas alive. The powerful conversations shared between Preston and Rachel reveal life lessons that go beyond their… Read more

May 5, 2020

Who is the GOAT (greatest of all time) in basketball? Some believe this is not a valid question because it is unfair to compare players from different eras as how the game is played has changed quite dramatically over the years. I believe this is an irrelevant question to ask because the answer is too obvious, it is Michael Jordan. As a Muslim, one side of me is tempted to name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the GOAT since he is NBA’s… Read more

February 11, 2020

Embed from Getty Images I wonder how that show would have been produced if Jesus Christ would have been the producer, or at least would have stood beside the producer while he or she produced the show. I wonder what the wardrobe would have looked like, what the songs would have been. I understand that Jennifer Lopez prayed, with her daughter and others, before she went out on stage, so I wondered why she showed her crotch so many times,… Read more

January 7, 2020

By Robert Orlando Whenever we hear the phrase “a gentleman and a scholar” we should think of Larry Hurtado. He was a well-respected New Testament author, a rigorous scholar, and a prolific blogger. But to me he was more: a friend who was passionate, articulate, fair, and measured in his delivery. He had a witty humor, and a lightness of touch even when emphatically turning a phrase like “What in God’s name?” or “Who would of thought?” We were introduced… Read more

December 9, 2019

Dark Waters, with Mark Ruffalo, is a story about creation care and justice, both specific and universal. It tells the story of attorney Rob Bilott’s battle with DuPont over Teflon, the class of substances dubbed “forever chemicals,” and how greed, power and other factors can conspire against the common good. Read more

October 18, 2019

The Underground Railroad: the name is exciting—its sense of adventure palpable. Harriet Tubman is an American hero for our times, and the new movie “Harriet” (November 1, 2019; Focus Features) is dedicated to making the woman and her deeds as well-known as the “underground railroad” she used to help free so many others. Read more

October 17, 2019

Kanye West owns a perch atop the trending headlines of all of our social media feeds. This is especially true whenever he drops a new album, mentions politics, or, ahem, steals a mic. But this has also been true whenever he leans into religiously themed topics. Recently, he has begun telling people he has converted to Christianity. While many judge Yeezus a fraud, I propose we let his story unfold on its own. Among his most controversial albums was Yeezus…. Read more

April 15, 2019

There have already been some stunning documentaries in 2019. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed was the film focused on the first time mankind set foot on the moon, “Apollo 11.” The most recent offering keeps its focus a bit tighter than “Apollo 11,” and yet simultaneously digs into a larger world. “Hesburgh” is an upcoming indie documentary that focuses on the life and influence of Father Theodore Hesburgh. Father Hesburgh was an outspoken priest and activist as… Read more

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