The Dissect Podcast Fills a Gaping Hole in Music Criticism

Dissect reminds us that we need critics who help us engage with art more deeply.

Horizon Zero Dawn and the Technology That Enslaves and Saves Us

Horizon Zero Dawn is a story about creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, but one in which technology is the true religion and artificial intelligence the ultimate god.

Mindhunter Spots the Evil Inside Us All

Instead of showing us how the good guys can go bad, Mindhunter wonders if maybe the good guys have been just as evil all along.

Curse Your Listeners: Making Sense of Derek Webb’s Fingers Crossed

To an outsider looking in, Derek Webb’s latest feels more like an unintentional cautionary tale than a story that evokes sympathy.

Are Women Really Welcome in the World?

The power of a represented voice joining in unison with underrepresented voices was especially clear to me the night of the Scandal episode.

The Horrendous Beauty of Daria Argento’s Suspiria

A fallen world displays a prodigal beauty, even a horrendous beauty at times.

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.

The Last Days of Brand New

Science Fiction is an album about the end: of relationships, of life, of Brand New.

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.