Persuasion 152 | Live Talk

Our digital age allows us to handle a lot of life devoid of live, in-person conversation. We simply don’t need to converse with each other face to face.

The Good Place Recap: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will (Season 3, Episode 8)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will.”

Seeing and Believing 175: Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind and Lasse Halstrom/Joe Johnston’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Christmas came early this year with Orson Wells’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Pondering the Point of (Amazon’s) Forever

Why do we do the things we do, and what end do our lives serve?

Daredevil Season 3: The Redemption of Matt Murdock and the Devil Inside

Daredevil season 3 is a warning against the devil that lies within us all, the prowling lion that seeks to destroy. It is a proclamation that life and death are spiritual matters. But it is also a promise of redemption for those who seek.

Persuasion 151 | Church Talk, with C. Christopher Smith

Can the church lead the way in restoring the art of good conversation? C. Christopher Smith joins Persuasion to cast a grander vision for our church talk.

The Good Place Recap: A Fractured Inheritance (Season 3, Episode 7)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “A Fractured Inheritance.”

Transcendent Narrative in the Age of Hacking

Is free will just an artifice of Christian theology, not a scientific reality?

Low’s Double Negative and the Beauty of Damage

Courageous artists remind us that earthly beauty is always damaged.