“We Live in the Dream”: Seeing through a Glass Darkly in Twin Peaks

We know the soul-ache of mystery; so does Twin Peaks.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Risky, Explosive, and Beautifully Brazen

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not only what many audiences need, but how they need it.

Seeing and Believing 135: Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi and James Franco’s The Disaster Artist

The most revered film franchise in history joins forces with the most ridiculed movie in history to rule the galaxy or at least the podcast this week.

The Sinner Reminds Us That Trauma Is Always Communal

We are inherently relational creatures, and when we suffer, we suffer communally. Trauma is everyone’s problem.

Persuasion 120: Is There Hope for Those on the Naughty List?

Erin and Hannah talk how we can pigeonhole ourselves into a “naughty” category during the holidays while forgetting our freedom from sin.

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’