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Disney’s Encanto Follows in Studio Ghibli’s Footsteps

Its lack of a clear villain places Encanto closer to Studio Ghibli films than to classic Disney ones.

For My Mental Health, I Repeatedly Watched One Episode of Ted Lasso

Watching Ted Lasso have a panic attack gave me a panic attack, so I created an experiment I’m calling “anxiety immersion.”

Seeing and Believing 334 | “Parallel Mothers” & “Tokyo Story”

Kevin and Sarah take on a Patreon subscriber’s pick as they review Parallel Mothers and Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story.

“We’d Still Worship This Love”: Desiring God with Hozier, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber

Three hit songs offer three different perspectives on what it means to worship.

Everything Sad Is Untrue: Scheherezade and Rivers of Blood

It is a thousand and one stories woven together in a tapestry, a Persian rug, of beauty.

“Am I Not Free?” The Freedom to Forgo Our Rights for the Sake of Love

A “freedom” which floats above social context and concrete relational bonds is no freedom at all.

Seeing and Believing 333 | “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” & “Footloose (1984)”

Kevin and Sarah review Jane Schoenbrun’s debut, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. For the Watchlist, they pivot to 1984’s Footloose.

The Vulnerability of Pain When Church Looks Like Dr. Death

Dr. Death and The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill are both entertainment, but we’d be amiss to overlook the clear warning signs they provide.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Love Your Whole Self (Episode 6)

If we desire a faith that inhabits the affections of those racked with grief and misery, we do ourselves no favors to ignore suffering and pretend it’s not as bad as it is.

Seeing and Believing 332 | Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness & Jules and Jim

Kevin and Sarah dive into the multiverse of the MCU with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madess then the world of Jules and Jim.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Tell Them Your Stories (Episodes 4 & 5)

It’s no wonder Marc’s scales have never balanced. There is nothing balanced about any of this.

Seeing and Believing 331 | “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” & “Face/Off”

Kevin and Sarah discuss The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and then have a standoff over the latest Watchlist pick, Face/Off.

The Adam Project: Can Sarcasm Enhance? Yeah Right

The Adam Project shows us there is hope for us smart alecks after all, in bold truth-telling, wise discernment, and intelligent humor.

“This Is How I Fight”: Learning Kindness in Everything Everywhere All at Once

We find hope and meaning not in doing right or being right but in the kindness shown to us by God in Christ, and enacted in our relationships with other people.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Playing God in the Process (Episodes 2 & 3)

Marc Spector continues to wrestle with the implications of his role as Khonshu’s avatar of justice.

Call for Pitches, Q2 2022: Conflict and Peacemaking

We’re now accepting pitches for our Q2 features.