Recent Posts

Seeing & Believing 400 | An Ethos of Faithful Filmgoing

Before we go, Kevin and Sarah have a conversation about their ethos of faithful movie criticism, bringing the podcast full circle.

Oppenheimer: The Burden of Guilt and the Limits of the Immanent Frame

Oppenheimer was looking for more than assurances of a peaceful, weapons-free future. He was looking for absolution.

Seeing and Believing 399 | A Haunting in Venice & Gosford Park

Kevin and Sarah get to the bottom of the mystery of both this week’s movies: Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice and Altman’s Gosford Park.

Disney’s Twenty Something Reveals How Adulting Can Be Hard but Beautiful

We must give ourselves grace and accept that we will not always get life right, and that is perfectly okay because the beauty of life is getting back up and trying again.

Coach Prime: Redefining College Football Leadership through Relatability

It’s evident that Coach Prime’s unorthodox approach to coaching enables him to get the most production out of his players and coaches.

This Is Not How My Story Ends: Big Truths from Big Fish

If knowing the tale’s end can transform the storyline of a Tim Burton comedy, imagine the implications for the Christian life?

Seeing and Believing 398 | Bottoms & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Sarah and Kevin review Emma Seligman’s movie about high schoolers who start a fight club then Howard Hawks’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The Wrestling of Gods and Monsters: Myth and Morality in Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground is less about sweat, muscles, and tights than about mythic storytelling—archetypal tales of heroes and villains, loss and redemption.

Seeing and Believing 397 | The Starling Girl & The Devil’s Backbone

Kevin and Sarah catch up with Laurel Parmet’s The Starling Girl then Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 ghost story The Devil’s Backbone.

“A Wonder of the Age”: Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Now 250 years old, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral shows off Phillis Wheatley’s skill as a writer as well as her Christian faith.

The Slow Burnin’ Faith of Flamin’ Hot

Believing in yourself (as in the talents God has given you) coupled with believing that God will take care of you, is a taste of unadulterated faith.

Ryan Clark’s Compassionate Accountability Is a Striking Lesson in How to “Adult”

If we want our kids to learn from sports how to be people who are responsible, hard-working, and accountable, then we need look no further than Ryan Clark’s example.

The Irenic Wiseman: James Hilton’s Unforgettable Mr. Chips on Peace and War

The classic novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips addresses age-old questions about the proper human response to the martial savagery surrounding us.

Seeing and Believing 396 | Landscape with Invisible Hand & Modern Times

Sarah and Kevin explore a love seeking dystopian set of movies: Landscape with Invisible Hand, then Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times.

The Founders Trilogy Celebrates the Power of Human Empathy. But Should It?

Empathy fails as a means of salvation because it presumes that understanding alone is enough to compel virtuous behavior.

Kaitlyn Schiess’s The Ballot and the Bible Reveals the Complex History of Biblical Interpretation and American Politics

There’s no doubt that we live in a politically divisive era, and sadly, much of that division is driven by biblical interpretation.