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Aronofsky’s Noah: Light, as Refracted through Water

“We don’t want films that cynically exploit Scripture, but what do we want instead?”

I Want to Give You a Snopes Detector for Christmas

Hip Hop, Beauty, and the Eye of the Beholder

“The question we ought to ask about rap is not whether it proclaims God’s nature and truth to the world, but how.”

Page CXVI’s Christmas Album Helped Me Channel the Spirit of Advent

“Latifah Philips’ passionately subdued vocals for “O Come” in particular embody Israel’s passionate longing—that desire for Christ the King, the Savior to appear and end her exile, which then becomes our own.”

The Kiddy Pool: Katniss Everdeen and the Greatest Love

“The Hunger Games is compelling precisely because it calls upon audience to consider what kinds of sacrifices, for whom, and for what causes, we’re willing to make.”

‘Atlantis’ Is a Lost City (and a Lost Opportunity)

Depending on your expectations, Atlantis could be viewed as an entertainingly ephemeral romp or a mild disappointment; I tend toward the latter assessment.

Living in a World of “Little Boys With Their Porno”

A deep cut off of Arcade Fire’s new album acknowledges a cultural shift among young boys that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Walking with the Dead: An Existential End to the Governor’s Hope

“The Governor can’t change because his experiences tell him redemption isn’t possible.”

About Time: A Romantic Comedy That’s Actually About Love

About Time might seem like a simple rom-com, but guest writer Marybeth Davis Baggett finds that it has surprisingly mature reminders for us about the importance of both specificity and the mundane for the cultivation of real love.

Popular Science Disproves Virgin Birth with #SCIENCE!!!

Is the virgin birth impossible? “Yes,” says science.

The Kiddy Pool: The Burden of Not Knowing & the Loving Arms of Advent

“I used to fear, during my pregnancy with my second daughter, that God would smite me for feeling ungrateful”

Don’t Close Your Wallet Yet: It’s Giving Tuesday

What is this Giving Tuesday thing anyway?

Connecting Head and Hands: The Tragedy of Science Fiction Without Redemption

Modern cinematic works of science fiction try to imitate the message of Metropolis, showing the resourcefulness of humanity to solve its own problems, many of which it also created.

Does God Listen to Rap? An Interview with Curtis Allen

“Rap is bridging the gap between two different worlds and is accomplishing more gospel unity than possibly any other artistic effort the church pursues.”

Walking with the Dead: In which the Governor Remembers who He Is

“The Governor’s return comes only as he begins to see the value of the monster within.”

Here’s a Gift Idea: Great Graphic Novels for Kids