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November 12, 2018
What Society (and Christianity) Can Learn From Stan Lee
Comic-book legend Stan Lee died today at the age of 95. While most of us...
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, ‘A Gift From God,’ Goes Home
Aretha Franklin may be gone, but her voice lives on. And what a voice. In...
March 15, 2018
Exploring the Universe With Stephen Hawking and Billy Graham
Physicist Stephen Hawking died March 14 at the age of 76. Millions grieved the passing...
December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher Was More Than a Princess
I met Carrie Fisher when I was 8 years old. Well, "meet" is perhaps too...
October 19, 2016
We’re All Fixer Uppers
A confession: My wife and I watch HGTV’s Fixer Uppers, starring Chip and Joanna Gaines,...
September 02, 2016
Why Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Kneel Down Matters
When Colin Kaepernick first refused to rise during the National Anthem before a fairly meaningless...
August 30, 2016
When Gene Wilder Played God (in a Chocolate Factory)
Gene Wilder, who died Aug. 29 at the age of 83, was not a particularly...
February 05, 2016
The Quiet Faith of Peyton Manning
This blog is about looking for God in entertainment, so it's only right we mention...
December 21, 2015
The Tragic Story of ‘Amy’
When I think of music’s great voices, I think of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan,...
October 08, 2015
Does God Want You to Do Great Things? Phil Vischer De-Disneys a Popular Myth in Kids’ Entertainment
Phil Vischer has always been one of my favorite storytellers. My kids drew up watching...
September 24, 2015
Sorry, Francis Critics: Faith is Inherently Political
I typically deal with entertainment here at the Watching God blog, but its mission extends...
August 19, 2015
Remembering Robin (Part Two)
To mark the sad anniversary of Robin Williams' death, Esther O'Reilly posted last week the...
August 17, 2015
The Poignant Wisdom of Stephen Colbert
GQ features former-fake-conservative-blowhard-turned-Late-Show-host Stephen Colbert in its newest issue. And Joel Lovell's cover story, "The...
August 12, 2015
Remembering Robin (Part One)
A year ago yesterday, we learned that Robin Williams was dead. I remember where I...
July 08, 2015
What Bill Cosby’s Still Teaching Us
I've learned a lot from Bill Cosby. I learned how to deal with everything from...
May 28, 2015
God Promises Forgiveness, Not a TV Show
I don't know much about the Duggar family. I've never watched an episode of 17...
May 15, 2015
The Gospel According to B.B. King
Legendary blues artist B.B. King died last night at the age of 89. King's influence...
May 06, 2015
Orson Welles, Ultron and a Longing for Home
If he was alive, Orson Welles would've celebrated his 100th birthday today. Perhaps he'd celebrate...
January 06, 2015
Stuart Scott Won His Battle
Stuart Scott was as cool as the other side of the pillow. Scott worked for...
November 12, 2014
Seeing God (In Bill Murray’s Banana Peels)
I'm not exactly sure when Bill Murray went from being wackily eccentric to a national...
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