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August 08, 2018
Robert Redford’s Greatest Performance Might Not Be What You Think
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August 02, 2018
Four Great Lessons from Christopher Robin (With a Spiritual Twist)
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July 26, 2018
CBS’ Upcoming Drama, ‘God Friended Me,’ Looks Pretty Interesting
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July 12, 2018
Four Reasons Why A Quiet Place is One of the Year’s Best—and Most Spiritual—Movies
Look, I've seen a lot of good movies this year. First Reformed was great and...
July 07, 2018
Leave No Trace: The Powerful, Painful Lesson Found in a Beautiful Movie
I believe in happy endings. Most Americans do, I think. We’re optimistic folks, conditioned through...
June 17, 2018
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June 14, 2018
Incredibles 2’s Incredible Message
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June 06, 2018
Seven Reasons Why We Need Mister Rogers More Than Ever
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June 04, 2018
The Despair, Hope and Holy Activism of First Reformed
Can God forgive us? Michael, a despairing environmental activist, asks this of Rev. Toller in...
May 31, 2018
What Golden State Can Teach Us About Being Christian in a Post-Christian America
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off for the fourth straight...
May 16, 2018
Pope Francis May Be ‘a Man of His Word,’ But What Does He Say?
A paradox lies at the heart of the new documentary Pope Francis: A Man of...
May 08, 2018
Finding Hope in Horror: A Talk With Wraith Director Michael Sajbel
I'm a sucker for haunted house stories. Nothing gives me goosebumps like a movie filled...
April 30, 2018
Recovering From (and Finding Hope In) Avengers: Infinity War
I saw Avengers: Infinity War last week. I’m still recovering. If you’re like me, read...
April 25, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Infinity Wars Before You Go
I don't need to tell you this, of course. But Avengers: Infinity War is coming...
April 18, 2018
Why Captain America Must Die
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April 12, 2018
The Incredible Hulk and the Terrific, Terrifying Power of Faith
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April 06, 2018
Why Iron Man’s the Perfect Imperfect Hero
This is the first of a series of blogs I'm posting in advance of Avengers:...
April 04, 2018
The Incredible Faith Behind ‘The Miracle Season
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April 03, 2018
Avengers, Assemble! Finding Faith in Marvel’s Mightiest Superheroes
Twenty-four days. That's when Disney and Marvel will officially release Avengers: Infinity War—a movie boasting...
March 30, 2018
The Search for Significance in Ready Player One
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March 28, 2018
What Do Christian Movies Need? More Poetry.
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March 26, 2018
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We're in the midst of Holy Week now, a time when Christians commemorate Jesus' final...
March 24, 2018
‘It Changed My Life.’ An Interview With the Director of ‘Summer in the Forest’
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March 20, 2018
Here’s the Official Trailer For Mister Rogers’ Upcoming Doc
No secret here: I like me some Mister Rogers. The television pioneer, who would've turned...
March 19, 2018
Sister Jean: A Little Sweet Sanity in March’s Madness
I love March Madness, sometimes called the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I love the buzzer beaters....
March 15, 2018
Exploring the Universe With Stephen Hawking and Billy Graham
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March 08, 2018
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