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Look to the Survivors: 9/11: One Day in America

Certainly grief fatigue is real and present with so many of us right now, but even in the midst of ongoing, present tragedy, we must pause when we can to remember why life is sacred at all.

Persuasion 222 | What We Make of Ourselves: A Read-Along Series

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson dig into what we’ve gotten wrong about Frankenstein and how the author’s life shaped the work.

Seeing and Believing 305 | Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” stars Jessica Chastain in the title role of Tammy Faye Bakker and follows her steps to infamous evangelist.

Persuasion 221 | Imposter Syndrome (but with books)

If you’ve ever felt like an imposter when it comes to be well-read, this conversation is for you.

Seeing and Believing 304 | Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Destin Daniel Cretton goes from indie dramas to the biggest blockbuster franchise, with “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Shang-Chi and the Mythopoeic East Asian Superhero Story

Shang-Chi’s actualization into an MCU superhero gives us a hero who comes from a culture that is more we-focused than me-focused, and I see that as a good thing.

Seeing and Believing 303 | Leos Carax’s “Annette”

Interested in a rock opera starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and a wooden puppet representing their child?

Seeing and Believing 302 | Shawn Levy’s Free Guy

Shawn Levy’s new film features Ryan Reynolds as an innocent person who finds out that he’s not a person after all but a background character in a video game. Or can he be both?

The Suicide Squad: Dehumanizing the Superhero Story

The Suicide Squad is a genuinely bad movie because it plays on war and death for laughs in irreverent, dehumanizing ways.

What It Means to Be Enough

It is enough to be made, loved, and redeemed by God. Now if only his people could figure that out.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: You Are Seen (Episode 8)

In a variety of ways, The Mysterious Benedict Society series is more emotive and less disciplined than its print counterpart.

Seeing and Believing 301 | James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

MCU director James Gunn switches teams to DC Comics for this reboot of the much-reviled 2016 film, The Suicide Squad.

The Simone Biles Effect: Changing Our Approach to Competition

Any competitor can only successfully lose if they have learned who they truly are outside of the sport they’re competing in.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Go! (Episode 7)

In The Mysterious Benedict Society,“going” isn’t intrinsically good or bad: it depends on how you are going…and whom you are going with.

Seeing and Believing 300 | David Lowery’s The Green Knight + 300th Episode Spectacular!

The Green Knight from director David Lowery heralds the 300th episode of Seeing and Believing along with Wade & Kevin looking back.

Book(s) of Strange New Things: How Missionary-in-Space Novels Invite Us to Reckon with Catastrophe and Faith

The Book of Strange New Things invites us to reckon with the reality of our shifting, ever-uncertain faith.