Persuasion 179 | A Hallmark Christmas

In this new mini-series called A Persuasion Christmas, each episode will feature conversation with Erin and Hannah about a specific way pop culture is shaping our mindset and approach to celebrating Christmas.

Out of Apathy: The Transcendence of Morality in The Mandalorian

Stories that follow patterns like this show us that no one is really nonessential—they give us a sense that although the world is big, every person is important, no matter their birth, status, role, or function.

Seeing and Believing 228 | Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Trey Edward Shults’s Waves

In this week’s body of reviews, Wade and Kevin look at Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Trey Edward Shult’s dramatic production of Waves.

Everyone Prays in the End: Reflecting on Sam Smith’s Theology of Prayer

Sam Smith’s song, while mesmerizing musically, is rather empty spiritually. If we need a glimmer of hope but want it on our own terms—apart from being a disciple of Jesus—that hope will be rather flimsy. 

The Advent of Holiday RomComs

Holiday RomComs may not be literary classics or tackling the harsh realities of the world, but they are telling stories and offering rest.

Exhibit A Pulls the Rug Out from Under Our Notion of Truth 

In our enthusiasm to defend truth, we have denied a doctrine at the heart of our faith: that we are finite, sin-corrupted creatures with senses and intellect that are both inherently limited by our creatureliness and marred by the introduction of sin into the world.