Gotham: Moral Dilemmas and the Darkness within Us All

Gotham deftly shows the destructive nature of sin, leaving no one immune to its temptations or effects.

New Girl, Landlines, and Business, Man!

Sometimes it takes a “landline” and a little bit of getting up in each others’ business to see exactly how much friendship works for our good.

The Punisher and Change from the Outside In

The Punisher reminds us we live two lives: an inner life and an outer life, and that decisions we make here in this life affect our eternal souls.

In Hostiles, Our Worst Enemies Are Also Our Neighbors

Perhaps we don’t have arch-nemeses like Joe Blocker, or a “war bag full of reasons” to hate an entire people group, as he says he does in the film, but just by virtue of being human, our natural state toward each other is hostility.

Super Nintendo and the Spiritual Life

Desire drives our disciplines, and becoming disciplined at something takes time.

Walking in Joyce Byers’s Footsteps: Motherhood in a Stranger Things World

Joyce Byers—an axe-wielding woman who strings lights in the darkness to lead her son home and who knows when to let her son feel actual pain—is a paragon of motherhood.

Cultivating Sympathy: A Christmas Prince and a Netflix Faux Pas

Those who are lonely during this season don’t need to be mocked or called out or even lightly teased for their viewing habits.

Rogue One: An Advent Story

Advent is a season to reflect on the hope of Christ’s coming, a season to practice how not to be complacent, the very thing we see in Rogue One.

Sin Demands a Reckoning in Thor: Ragnarok

On whose graves, and whose suffering, is our greatness built?

Blade Runner 2049: Exploring Creation, Subcreation, Procreation, & Personhood

As we move forward into a “brave new world,” we have to wrestle with the questions posed in Blade Runner 2049.

Cultural Crucibles and Stories That Help Us See

Crucibles like the hurricanes, mass shootings, and white supremacist rallies rocking our soil tend to define the cultural identity of a people.

‘It’s Not about Deserve’: Truth, Pity, and a Deeper Magic in Wonder Woman

We crave heroes like Wonder Woman who give undeserved mercy to those who deserve destruction.

It’s Not About You: Doctor Strange and the Dichotomy of Self

It’s not about us. And we think too little of ourselves.

A Dialogue with Death

Dystopian stories must be told because when humanity tries to create Eden, Death follows.