Predator Turns 35: A Look Back at Sci-Fi’s Most Subversive Creature Feature

The franchise offers a strange meditation on modern conceptions of masculinity, and how those have evolved in the past thirty-five years.

Finding Treasure in a Broken Land: America’s Best Songwriter, Thirty Years On

An antidote to both hopeless secularism and blind, unreflective faith, Mark Heard’s songs grab listeners by the lapels and shake them awake.

Liturgy of the Tomb Raider

I can’t think of a single other video game with the moxie to demand that players learn the stations of the cross to raid a tomb.

If Jesus Were a Robot: Android Rebellion, Religious Belief, and the Messiah in Detroit: Become Human

In Detroit: Become Human the choice of messiahship is turned over to the player.

Fugitive Lights: The Renaissance of a Cold War Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Whatever makes me search declassified FBI documents about UFO phenomena is the same thing that keeps me searching the pages of Scripture.

Superman Subverted: How Superman & Lois Reinvents the Man of Steel

Superman & Lois is interested in giving us a Superman who has gone through the ups and downs of human experience

Skyfall and Spectre: The Bonds of Family

It took Sam Mendes making Skyfall and Spectre to give us a Bond to whom we could all relate.

Star Trek: Discovery’s Christopher Pike: An Old-Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical Times

In Star Trek: Discovery, Captain Pike shows an unswerving commitment to goodness and willing sacrifice that isn’t just refreshing, it’s downright inspirational.