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Sin Demands a Reckoning in Thor: Ragnarok

On whose graves, and whose suffering, is our greatness built?

You Are Not Actually Reading This Right Now: The Paradox of the Mind, and Why I Wrote a Psychological Thriller

Fiction is what we turn to when we have nagging questions that we can’t quite put into more precise language.

Seeing and Believing Episode 134: Dee Rees’s Mudbound and Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The Deep South circa World War II and Los Angeles circa 2017 meet in this week’s episode: Dee Rees’s ‘Mudbound” and Gilroy’s “Roman J. Israel.”

Let Sufjan Stevens Help You Find Your “Christmas Unicorn”

Sufjan Stevens invites us to raise the mirror this Christmas and laugh to ourselves in all our absurdity: “I’m the Christmas unicorn . . . you’re the Christmas unicorn.”

Sigrid’s “Everybody Knows”

Though Sigrid’s version of “Everybody Knows” is incredibly morbid, it is only so because it is truthful.

Little Women and the Imaginative Power of Family Identity

Like the March family, the Church exists to be a unified body poised to bless the world.

Persuasion 119: Royal Engagement Watch

A royal engagement watch has been had by Erin and Hannah as the duo share their hot takes on marriage, royal fairy tales, and society’s benefit from it.

Drawn to the Things That Frighten Us

There is something deeper that lingers in the human psyche—something more than the experience, or a twisted desire for evil—something that horror taps into and awakens.

The Church Father Who Cut off His Junk

Jesus’ solution to your own sinful tendencies isn’t presented as inconveniencing, insulting, or harming the people around you—it’s presented as handicapping yourself.

Seeing and Believing Episode 133: Pixar’s Coco and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Wade and Kevin review a pair of movies in which families figure prominently: Pixar’s ‘CoCo’, and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’

#MeToo: An Incomplete Lament

The #MeToo campaign, however imperfect, fashioned fellowship out of isolation.

What the Return of Pedro the Lion Means for David Bazan, Patron Saint of Skeptics and Doubters

Bazan is one of the few songwriters who reminds us that religion, as experienced in daily life, is a journey of faith.

When Christians Resort to Lazy Gender Stereotypes, Both Women and Men Suffer

We forget that the Church’s role is not to baptize toxic masculinity, but rather, to redeem true masculinity.

God’s Hand in Bill Paxton’s Frailty

It’s shockingly awful and shockingly compelling as horror because Paxton’s character remains so upsettingly loving and so fatherly throughout, clearly, sincerely believing in the killing he’s doing.

Call for Pitches: Change from the Inside Out

Write for our magazine! Submit a pitch by 12/1 for a feature article on the theme of change from the inside out.

Seeing and Believing Episode 132: DC’s Justice League and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

For their Thanksgiving episode, the guys review two films that represent the full range of American cinematic bounty. Justice League and Lady Bird.