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Seeing and Believing 119: Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit and HBO’s Room 104

Wade and Kevin tackle Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, then turn their attention to the brand-new HBO anthology series Room 104, produced by Jay and Mark Duplass.

An Interview with Propaganda

Learn more about the creativity, church life, and career of Propaganda.

The Advent of the Drive-In Church, Which Was Not at All Ridiculous and Definitely Needed to Be a Thing

Please understand that when I call drive-in theaters one of the worst ideas of all time, I’m speaking from direct experience.

Vanish into Nothing: Jason Isbell Explains the White Man’s World

Jason Isbell shines by highlighting the tedium that makes up the daily lives of ordinary folks.

What Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family Teaches Us About Home, Church, and Technology

In The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch provides a fresh articulation of how the nature of technology can be conflict with the purpose and intention of home, family, and community.

Persuasion 107: Our Strange Germ-Fighting Ways

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson our strange germ-fighting ways that give us peace to live in a world full of unseen foes.

Kendrick Lamar’s Real God

Kendrick’s darkest fear was not that there is no God, but that Kendrick would deny the Great I Am.

Seeing and Believing 118: Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Marti Noxon’s To the Bone

Sci-fi and realist drama share this episode. Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Netflix’s To the Bone.

GLOW: Self-Help Empowerment or Exploitation in Disguise?

That’s the problem at the heart of both GLOW and many modern forms of promoting “women’s empowerment”: it’s false advertising.

Pass the Avocado Toast: The Limits of Self-Care

Practicing others-care isn’t instinctive, as self-care might be, but it is important.

The Man in the High Castle Explores Cultures of Death

What happens when the bad guys win? A TV show offers an illuminating answer to that question.

Persuasion 106: Class Divides in the Body of Christ

Do class divides affect the Body of Christ? That’s the question Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson address in this episode of Persuasion.

Theories of Life, Death, and Afterlife in The Discovery

The Discovery from Netflix explores what could happen if the afterlife offers humans a fresh start on this life.

Guardians, Bellas, and Ruth: All That Sisterhood Can Achieve

A fair representation of women in entertainment would include positive aspects of sisterhood, encouraging women to pursue healthy sisterhood in their own lives.

Oikos and Idolatry in Spider-Man: Homecoming

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the villain Adrian Toomes represents a disturbingly plausible version of a very natural human tendency: the idolization of family.

The Guy Who Just Decided He Was Pope

If you’re wondering how someone can just declare himself pope, keep in mind that things in the church were way less formal back then.