Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! Gives Us the Weak, Ineffectual God We Think We Want

The most heartbreaking part of this deeply disturbing film is that Aronofsky’s vision of God hardly varies from that of most Christians.

Roses from Concrete: The Irrepressible Spirit of the Ladies of Step

How do we make music during the difficult seasons of life and have joy and hope amid injustice, chaos, and brokenness? Step shows us.

A Christ and Pop Culture Guide to the Fall 2017 TV Season

Christ and Pop Culture writers break down some upcoming TV shows that we’re looking forward to watching.

A Journey of Grief and Anxiety through RiME

I find the entirety of RiME, even the darkest parts, a cathartic experience.

The Trip to Spain Serves Up Laughter with a Side of Mortality

Brydon and Coogan carry with them the burden of personal significance, both on their trip and at home.

Jim Carrey’s I Needed Color Offers a Hopeful Challenge to 2017’s Despair

What if we followed Carrey’s lead and aimed to celebrate certain aspects of our common human experience for the sake of love?

The Total Eclipse and the Sublime God

The total eclipse can remind us that God, like nature, is also powerful, awful, and sublime.

Person of Interest: A.I.s and the ‘Quintessence of Dust’

Person of Interest recognizes our desire for belonging, love, and beauty, while simultaneously recognizing our wretchedness and legitimate doubts.

Vanish into Nothing: Jason Isbell Explains the White Man’s World

Jason Isbell shines by highlighting the tedium that makes up the daily lives of ordinary folks.

Pass the Avocado Toast: The Limits of Self-Care

Practicing others-care isn’t instinctive, as self-care might be, but it is important.

Zombies Among Us: iZombie Chows Down on Dehumanization

iZombie explores the dangers of dehumanization as Liz learns to humanize others by consuming their brains.

Hope in My Earbuds: A Tribute to the Gilmore Guys

For Kevin Porter of Gilmore Guys, hospitality looked like a podcast with a posture of welcome and inclusion.

Twenty Years Later, Radiohead’s OK Computer Still Sounds Brand New

Part of OK Computer’s genius is that it captures the ways in which our technology detaches us.

Politics as Entertainment, Then and Now

There’s a long history that’s given us the expectation that our politics should entertain us.

Voyager, Blind Willie Johnson, and Our Shared Humanity

If Voyager encounters alien life, what will the spacecraft and the record it carries tell about the human race?

‘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.