To Change the World: There Are Better Reasons for Engaging Culture

Our pipe dreams of world-changing may be misguided.

“A Tough Season for Believers”; A Good Season for Books

Mockingjay’s Hermeneutics of Suffering

Does the final book make or break the Hunger Games series?

Catching Fire: Team Love Triangle or Team Dystopian Grit?

The second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy deals with romance as a possible symbolic hope.

‘The Hunger Games’: What Counts as Ethical in a World Where Kids Kill Each Other on TV?

A young adult phenomenon addresses some incredibly relevant moral dilemmas.

John Mark Reynolds on the “Yoga Wars”

RetroPost: ‘Son of Rambow’ and the Ultimate Summer Fantasy

Now available on Netflix Instant Watch, Son of Rambow is a different kind of action-influenced film.

Boys, Reading, and Video Games

Winter’s Bone: A Sundance Winner That Doesn’t Sell out the South

Finally a film that acknowledges the complexity of southern people without passing judgment.

A Parable of the Two Philip Pullmans (Philips Pullman?)

Eat, Pray, Love My Middle-Aged Neighbor

What lessons can a morally questionable film offer the church?

The Bechdel Test

The Last Airbender Is . . . Not a Good Movie

Was anyone else aware of this?

Novel Theophany: Megan Whalen Turner’s Fictional Pantheon

What’s a reader to do when we’re frustrated with the author? Trust them.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Trailer

The Swell Season, David Crowder & the Negative Power of a Song’s Backstory

Sometimes lyrical ignorance is bliss.