The Good Place Recap: Janet(s) (Season 3, Episode 10)

We are defined not just by who we are, but by who we are in relationship to one another.

The Good Place Recap: Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Season 3, Episode 9)

I too am obsessed with the psychology of do-gooders and how they help us understand the world we live in through their failed attempts at perfection.

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.”

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.”

The Good Place Recap: The Ballad of Donkey Doug (Season 3, Episode 6)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Ballad of Donkey Doug.”

The Good Place Recap: Jeremy Bearimy (Season 3, Episode 5)

D. L. Mayfield recaps and muses on the lastest episode of The Good Place, “Jeremy Bearimy.”

The Good Place Recap: The Snowplow (Season 3, Episode 4)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Snowplow”.

The Good Place Recap: The Brainy Bunch (Season 3, Episode 3)

My immediate thought after watching “The Brainy Bunch” is that The Good Place is starting to feel a little too normal.

The Good Place Recap: Everything Is Bonzer! (Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the season three premiere of The Good Place, “Everything Is Bonzer!”

Is Neighborly Love Enough in The Good Place?

The Good Place is an exercise in thinking through how we relate to each other as neighbors and what responsibility we take toward intervening in a broken world.

The Island: A Longing to Be Real in a World of Inequality

Superstore is asking us to consider what it means to live in a divided country, to stop pretending like we can ever be all the same.

The Cross, the Lynching Tree, and the Playground

The way we have treated black bodies is so profoundly evil that it replicates itself, over and over again.

Stations of Home Alone: Who Is Welcome? And Who Is Home Alone?

Station 5: “This is a good place to be if you feel bad about yourself.”

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ and Choosing to See Our Present Dystopia

Don’t forget what ‘The Hunger Games’ is really about.

Focus on the Family

I was told for so many years to focus on my family, to make it good and strong and holy. But now all I ever want to tell my daughter is that it is sometimes those who speak the loudest about morality and spirituality who are all bluster and bluff.

‘The Overnighters’: Radical, Messy Gospel Love

The Overnighters asks hard questions: What do we do with the seemingly beyond repair? Where is the church in the ministry to the most broken in our world, the ones who will never have the traditional redemption story, who will never be self-supporting, who always fall by the wayside of addiction and rootlessness?