An Inconvenient (Biblical) Truth

Jonathan’s Merritt’s Green Like God makes it clear that environmentalism isn’t just a liberal issue.

Just How Shocking Should Artistic Representations of the Crucifixion Be?

‘The Last Station’ and the Gospel of Fluff

How Hollywood and the church can screw up a good story.

“Why There Is No Jewish Narnia”

What ‘The Last Station’ Could Have Been

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wii Fit Bronze Pig

Carissa Smith mixes her metaphors and tries not to turn the Wii Fit into a golden calf.

Sundance Grand Jury Winner Deals with Meth in Rural America

‘Up in the Air’: A Meditation on Scriptedness

Why is it so hard to mean what we say?

Most-Performed Plays of the Decade

‘The Road’ Goes Ever On

Carissa explores the gestures of hope in The Road.

Douthat: Pantheism and “Avatar”

Looking Back: Books and Music in 2009

Carissa Smith shares the books and albums that got her through the year.

Why ‘Precious’ Is Actually Too Comforting

‘Precious’ is touching, but not particularly moving.

The London Times’ Best 100 Movies of 2000-2009

FlashForward and the Burden of False Guilt

FlashForward isn’t so much about the future; it’s about our present inability to cope with guilt.

“The Magicians”: If Harry Potter was Doubtful

It’s been called “Harry Potter for grownups,” but it’s more like “Narnia for the disillusioned.”