Gray Jedi and the Loss of Faith in Star Wars

The concept of Gray Jedi appeals to a generation that wants spirituality without religion; for that reason, it represents a deterioration of the Star Wars mythology.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Explores the Many Lies We Believe

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we see the consequences of denying truth.

Stand by Me and the Magic of Summertime Questing

Stand by Me takes viewers along on a quest that encapsulates coming of age; deep, transforming friendship; and the possibilities of a “summertime kind of life.”

“We Were Voyagers!” Disney’s Moana Revels in the Quickening Power of Tradition

The contemporary stereotype of tradition — which Moana so beautifully subverts — is that it’s static and deadening.

Winning at Being the Worst: What the Razzies Teach Us about Creativity and Art

Full of armchair critics with penchants for lazy analysis, The Razzies stunt an audience’s ability to interact with movies instead of doing the good work of a critic.

Song to Song: A Canticle of Love and Grace

Song to Song is a love story, both intimate and grand in scope, baptized by grace and mercy.

A Land of Lost Sidekicks in Life, Animated

Life, Animated allows us to see how a family loves each other, though they were required to take a journey they hadn’t been expecting.

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name Is a Beautiful Portrayal of Human Longing and Fulfillment

Your Name earnestly embraces a sense of longing as something natural to the human existence.

The Tragedy of Family Fences

Denzel Washington encapsulates and brings to life the character and embodiment of our own fathers with haunting authenticity. By playing one man so well, he plays millions.

Oscar’s Biggest Flubs

There have always been awards given out for not-so-award-worthy reasons.

Show, Don’t Prove: An Interview with The Case for Christ‘s Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel shares about the method and motivation behind The Case for Christ—and what this says about how Christians should defend the faith.

Exploring Embodied Racism in Get Out and The Thing with Two Heads

The racism Peele is poking at in Get Out is a sort that’s proven difficult, if not impossible, to excise from American culture.

Becoming Human: How Community Forms Us

Whether it is sexual identity or religious identity, becoming fully human depends on our sense of self taking shape both internally and externally.

How to Be Human: A Viewing of How to Be Single

How to Be Single invites Christians to acquaint themselves with the Christian understanding of humanness.

It’s Not About You: Doctor Strange and the Dichotomy of Self

It’s not about us. And we think too little of ourselves.

Wonder, Belief, and Buddy the Elf

We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.