Goodbye Christopher Robin Beckons Us Back to the Hundred Acre Wood

The stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends were a reminder of good in this world—a childlike innocence that could still exist.

Theories of Life, Death, and Afterlife in The Discovery

The Discovery from Netflix explores what could happen if the afterlife offers humans a fresh start on this life.

Less Is More? What Minimalism Can (and Can’t) Teach Us

Minimalism shows us that owning more stuff cannot satisfy, but the idea of minimalism by itself will not satisfy in the long term either.

Dream Weddings and Our Search for Wholeness

What we are looking for on our wedding day, and what can seem elusive in marriage, is a sense of being complete and full.

Stranger Things and Our Quest for the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Stranger Things contrasts the ordinary with the extraordinary, the normal with the supernatural, and the mundane with the unexpected.

Chuck Norris vs. Communism and the Transformative Power of Film

Chuck Norris vs. Communism reminds us of the important role artistic media play in inspiring change in society.

“I Done It Already”: Why ‘The Revenant’ Doesn’t Fear Death

Jesus faced our worst fears; like Glass in ‘The Revenant,’ he can say of death, “I done it already.”

Beyond the Mystique: Domesticity and the Proverbs 31 Woman

I grew up subconsciously attaching the 1950s housewife stereotype to the biblical model found in Proverbs 31. But the woman described in this passage is far removed from June Cleaver.