Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Fragility of Hope

Did Mister Rogers die with his hope intact? Is hope itself fragile? Can it withstand life in America today?

For the Love of the Con: Finding Community among the Geeks

Wanting to connect was my reason to attend comic con that first time, but it cannot explain why I want to go back as much as I do.

Crazy Rich Asians and the Limits of Representation

If people of color are the only ones raising their voices and celebrating increased representation, then our collective forward progress will be minimal, indeed.

Hope for Henry Higgins: My Fair Lady in the #MeToo Era

In the #MeToo era, an ending like that in My Fair Lady could give us all hope that people can change—something we desperately need to remember.

YouVersion Bible Lens App: Mediating the Bible through Your Life

All of this mediation draws us away from the actual Word of God and toward our minds and an awareness of our public identity.

Lecrae x Zaytoven: Let the Trap Say Amen

But it’s not just talk and rapping; Lecrae uses his talents to aim at the hearts of men, even when people don’t understand his message.

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Tackles the Existential Crisis

Mingled terror and hope will be with us so long as we live, as we can see in the indie black comedy I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Family Matters in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel reveals the importance of intact families—wherever we might find them.

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Twitter-hood

Social media often ends up being a way for us to broadcast ourselves (or some moderated version of ourselves). But if everyone is talking, then who is listening?

What Men Can Learn from a Woman’s Call to Ministry: A Review of Kristen Padilla’s Now That I’m Called

Male pastors in particular must be ready to equip and empower women in their congregation when they express an interest in vocational ministry, and this book is a helpful tool to do just that.

A Cinematic Theology of the Cross: Despair and Hope in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

At its core, First Reformed is about the perennial challenge of maintaining faith and hope in the midst of doubt and despair.

Christ and Pop Culture Summer 2018 Reading Guide

Here are some books we love and think you might, too.

Anthony Bourdain Taught Us about Breaking Bread in a Broken World

By turning the cameras onto his guests, Bourdain revealed to his audience a world at once vastly diverse, painfully complex, and beautifully human.

Solo: Gambling on an Origin Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story edifies not only the existing Star Wars canon, but it injects new meaning into the life and storyline of Han Solo.

Arrested Development‘s #MeToo Moment

Not only did these men fail to do the right thing in the moment; they failed to recognize the part they played in perpetuating their female colleague’s pain.

“This is America”: Childish Gambino’s Warning to Evangelicals

So as we nod our heads, bounce our shoulders, and rap with Childish Gambino in “This is America,” we need not disregard the America he and many others perceive, nor dilute it down to sensationalized art.